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Artis Lane Named A 2022 Michiganian of The Year by The Detroit News

June 3rd, 2022

Artis Lane. Photographer: David Guralnick for The Detroit News

Artis Lane, who studied painting at Cranbrook Academy of Art, was named a 2022 Michiganian of the Year by The Detroit News. Lane was awarded an honorary MFA at the 2021 Cranbrook Academy of Art Commencement ceremony.

Lane is well-known for her portraiture in both sculpture and painting. Her sculpture of abolitionist Sojourner Truth is the first in the U.S. Capitol that honors a Black woman and her bronze of civil rights leader Rosa Parks, her longtime friend, is in President Joe Biden’s Oval Office. Lane’s painted portrait of Diahann Carroll is in the permanent collection of Cranbrook Art Museum and was recently on view in With Eyes Opened: Cranbrook Academy of Art Since 1932.

Read the full profile on Artis Lane from The Detroit News