The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of March 3, 2024

Afrodesia and Mira Gandy

Afrodesia and Mira Gandy

(American, b. 1947)
Sheet: 30.5 x 29.2 cm (12 x 11 1/2 in.)
© Dindga McCannon
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Dindga McCannon studied at the Art Students League in New York, where artist Jacob Lawrence was her mentor.


Dindga McCannon was an important artist within the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 70s and co-founded the artists’ collective WWA (Where We At, Black Women Artists, Inc.) with Kay Brown and Faith Ringgold. Created in the year the group was formed, this print depicts McCannon’s daughter Afrodesia at age four, alongside her friend Mira Gandy, who went on to become an artist herself. McCannon favors printmaking for its ability to reach a broader audience than other media and often uses it to explore themes from the lives of women, such as the one seen here.
  • 1971-2020
    studio of Dindga McCannon, Philadelphia, PA
    (Dolan/Maxwell, Philadelphia, PA, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Women in Print: Recent Acquisitions. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (January 16-June 19, 2022).
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