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Emma Amos, 1938–2020

American Girl1974

American Girl is a 1974 work by Emma Amos. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumEtching, aquatint
Dimensions Unframed, 57 x 76 cm
Framed, 67.5 x 88 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, Novak/O'Doherty Collection, 2015
Item NumberIMMA.3889
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Emma Amos, American Girl, 1974, Etching, aquatint, Unframed, 57 x 76 cm|Framed, 67.5 x 88 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, Novak/O'Doherty Collection, 2015

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Emma Amos 1938–2020

Painter, printmaker and weaver Emma Amos grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and moved to New York in 1960. Four years later, she joined 'Spiral', a collective of black artists engaged with the civil rights movement and the plight of blacks in America. From 1980, until her retirement in 2008, Amos taught at the Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is included in public collections throughout America.

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We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June. A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. There are three exhibitions to visit  Hilary Heron: A Retrospective; Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s shop, café and gardens are all open.