NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships - W

  • Photo of a woman holding a woven basket

    You know, I've always thought that if you're going to make a basket and put that much work in it,...

  • Woman with bright flowered dress and headress

    As a straw artist, egg decorator, and folk painter, Sidonka is an artist deeply influenced by her Slovakian roots...

  • Albertina Walker, known as the "Queen of Gospel Music," was nominated for an NEA National Heritage Fellowship by her church,...

  • Doug Wallin was born in 1919 and grew up in the Sodom-Laurel section of Madison County, in the Blue...

  • Country music is one of the most popular and commercially successful forms of music in the world. Ironically, it...

  • Yuqin Wang, born in Beijing, China, followed in her father's footsteps, training at the Beijing Opera School by the age...

  • Lem Ward was born September 19, 1896, in the Crisfield, Maryland, region of Chesapeake Bay. Lem and his brother,...

  • Newton Washburn was born April 4, 1915, in Stowe, Vermont, the grandson of Gilman Sweetser. The Sweetsers have been...

  • Arthel "Doc" Watson was born March 3, 1923, in Stoney Fork in western North Carolina, the sixth of nine...

  • Elaine Hoffman Watts' family came to the United States from a town near Odessa in the former Soviet Union.  Her...

  • Gussie Wells was born in 1901 in the country near Shreveport, Louisiana, and Arbie Williams was born in 1916...

  • Wenyi Hua was born in Shanghai on February 21, 1941. As a child, she became interested in Chinese theater....

  • Francis Whitaker was born November 29, 1906, in Woburn, Massachusetts. He left high school at the age of 16...

  • Although he grew up in the jazz-saturated environment of New Orleans and several of his relatives played with early jazz...

  • Rufus White

    Born in 1938 on the Omaha Reservation in Macy, Nebraska, Rufus White is a tradition keeper and featured performer...

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