Lucille Malkia Roberts (1927-2004)[1] was an American painter.

Malkia Roberts
Washington, D.C.
DiedApril 28, 2004
Silver Spring, MD


Born in Washington, D.C., Roberts earned her bachelor's degree from Howard University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan.[2] She taught art at Shaw Junior High School alongside Alma Thomas for many years.[3] She traveled extensively during her career, but much of her work was informed by African themes and topics.[4] Roberts also studied with Hale Woodruff and taught at Howard University from 1976 to 1985.[5] She exhibited widely, and her work is represented in numerous private and public collections.[2]


  1. ^ "Lucille D. 'Malika' Roberts". Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b Jules Heller; Nancy G. Heller (19 December 2013). North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-135-63882-5.
  3. ^ Alma Thomas; Fort Wayne Museum of Art (1998). Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings. Pomegranate. pp. 43–. ISBN 978-0-7649-0686-2.
  4. ^ Samella S. Lewis (2003). African American Art and Artists. University of California Press. pp. 150–. ISBN 978-0-520-23935-7.
  5. ^ "Swann Galleries - The Richard A. Long Collection of African-American Art - Sale 2359, Part I - October 9, 2014". Retrieved 3 February 2017.