Elizabeth Catlett

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Elizabeth Catlett

Catlett is best known for her work during the 1960s and 70s, when she created politically charged, black expressionistic sculptures and prints.

Elizabeth Catlett

Elizabeth Catlett was an African-American graphic artist and sculptor

April 15 , 1915- April 2, 2012

I choose Elizabeth Catlett because her art looks really good and I enjoy art so I decided to do someone that does something I like

Born in Washington DC and died in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Studied at University of Iowa, Dunbar High School, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Howard University, Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado "La Esmeralda"Married to Charles Wilbert WhiteBecame the head of the art department in Dillard University in New OrleansIn 1998, the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York, honored Catlett with a fifty year retrospective exhibition.For 20 years she was a member of the Taller de Grafica Popular (Popular Graphic Arts Workshop) and she was the first woman professor of sculpture at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.In 1940 Catlett became the first student to receive an M.F.A. in sculpture at the University of Iowa.

''Art is only important to the extent that it aids in the liberation of our people.''


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