Joanna Blake


Age: 39

figurative sculptor whose works include the memorial for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg in Maryland and two relief panels honoring slaves buried at the Alexandria Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetary in Virginia who had been a scultpor affiliated with the Kaskey Studio in Brentwood, Maryland since 2001, where she contributed to several large-scale projects including the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident

Born: May 22, 1977

Died: May 22, 2016

Florence, Italy