About the Sculptor -- 4
She became internationally known for her portraits of abolitionists and for her depictions of ethnic and religious themes. Although she returned frequently to America to show and sell her works, Lewis became a permanent expatriate by 1880. By the turn of the century, however, she was virtually forgotten. Lewis was last reported living in Rome in 1911, but where and when she died is unknown. Not until the late 1960s was interest in the artist and her work rekindled.