Nancy Cunard

Donor to African beadwork and ivory collection

Nancy Cunard was the great-granddaughter of Samuel Cunard, founder of the transatlantic shipping line. She associated with many of the 20th century's most distinguished artists and writers. She was a writer, heiress and political activist and campaigned for the reopening of the Liverpool Museum. She edited 'Negro Anthology made by Nancy Cunard 1931-1933, London: Nancy Cunard at Wishart & Co, 1934, a collection of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction primarily by African-American writers, including Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston and George Padmore.
Nancy Cunard's address in 1957 was Lamothe, Fenelon, Lot, France.
  • Gender
    Female
  • Relationship
    Artist/maker
  • Nationality
    British
  • Born
    10 March 1896
  • Place of birth
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Died
    17 March 1965
  • Place of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded

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