Collection: Annie Lee

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  • My Cup Runneth Over Soup Mug with art by Annie Lee
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  • My Cup Runneth Over Tapestry - by Annie Lee
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  • 2019 The Art of Annie Lee Calendar
    2019 Annie Lee Wall Calendar - size 12 x 12
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  • 2021 "The Art of Annie Lee" Calendar
    Each African American wall calendar features genuine Black Art and includes a protective matching gift envelope to preserve your calendar for years. Additionally, all calendars include Black History facts all year round and beautiful African American Art! Great for gift giving and could be used for personal use, as well as for school and office use. Be uplifted and inspired
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  • My Cup Runneth Over Woven Tote by Annie Lee
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  • 2018 The Art of Annie Lee Calendar
    2018 African American Wall Calendar with Genuine Black Art Matching Gift Envelope To Preserve Your Calendar Includes Black History Facts All Year Round
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  • My Cup Runneth Over Puzzle
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  • "The Art of Annie Lee" 2024 Wall Calendar by Annie Lee
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  • Ne'Qwa Art Glass Ornament "Jumping The Broom" by Annie Lee
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  • Preach On II
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  • Baptism Puzzle
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  • Juke Joint Puzzle
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  • Marketplace Puzzle
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  • Six No Uptown By Annie Lee
    Six No Uptown figurine By Annie Lee
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  • Loving Arms By Annie Lee
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  • The Gallery Scene 3 By Annie Lee
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  • 2023 The Art of Annie Lee Wall Calendar - Annie Lee
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  • Al Ain't Here by Annie Lee
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  • At Ease Puzzle
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  • Blue Monday Cup By Annie Lee
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  • 5th Grade Substitute Paper Weight by Annie Lee
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  • Karen Comfort Paperweight by Annie Lee
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  • Holy Ghost Paper Weight by Annie Lee
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It was not until age forty that Lee decided to pursue a career as an artist; she enrolled in Loop Junior College and completed her undergraduate work at Mundelein College in Chicago. After eight years of night classes while working at Northwestern Railroad as a clerk in the engineering department, Lee earned her M.A. degree in interdisciplinary arts education from Loyola University. Lee’s railroad job inspired one of her most popular paintings, Blue Monday, which depicts a woman struggling to pull herself out of bed on a Monday morning. Her trademarks are the animated emotion of the personalities in the artwork and the faces which are painted without features. At age fifty, Lee had her first gallery show; she allowed prints to be made of four of her original paintings. Using her unique designs, Lee also developed figurines, high fashion dolls, decorative housewares, and kitchen tiles.

After showing her work in other galleries for a number of years, Lee opened Annie Lee and Friends Gallery where she displayed her works as well as the works of other artists. When several of her paintings appeared on the sets of popular television shows such as The Cosby Show and A Different World, the exposure helped popularize her work. Although she regularly received requests for public appearances, Lee preferred to appear at gallery shows; she also enjoyed visiting schools to encourage and inspire students.

She passed away on November 14, 2014, at the age of 79.