Kindred Spirits: Artists Hilda Wilkinson Brown and Lilian Thomas Burwell

Painting as Sculpture

Lilian Thomas Burwell creates her "sculptural paintings" by carving out wooden shapes and covering them with painted canvas. Some of her pieces also include thermally curved acrylic.

Painting as Sculpture


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    Kindred Spirits

    S1 E1 - 26m 14s

    Lilian Thomas Burwell recounts the life story of her aunt, unsung artist and educator Hilda Wilkinson Brown, and the influence she had on Burwell’s own career as an abstract expressionist artist. Their lives, works of art and sources of inspiration are presented against the backdrop of a segregated society where marginalized Black artists created their own venues to exhibit their work.

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