Tamara Natalie Madden

 

 

Age: 42

 

Summary: Jamaican artist and professor of art and visual culture at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia who was known for her artwork focusing on the social, spiritual, and cultural identity of people of African ancestry and whose paintings that transformed ordinary people into royalty, who had said the golden headpieces worn by subjects of her paintings were meant to represent mystical crowns, halos, armor, and weaponry for the spiritual warriors, and whose pieces are in the collections of institutions such as Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Alverno College in Milwaukee, and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History in Detroit, among others.

 

 

Cause of Death: Ovarian cancer

 

Born: August 16, 1975

 

Died: November 4, 2017

 

Location: Snellville, Georgia