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Elizabeth Catlett

 (1915 - 2012)
Elizabeth Catlett was active/lived in District Of Columbia, New York / Mexico.  Elizabeth Catlett is known for abstract sculpture, mod figure and portrait painting, graphics.

Biography   Elizabeth Catlett


Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012)

Known for abstract sculpture in bronze and marble as well as prints and paintings, particularly depicting the female figure, Elizabeth Catlett is unique for distilling African American, Native American, and Mexican art in her work.  She is "considered by many to be the greatest American black sculptor". . .(Rubinstein 320)

Catlett was born in Washington D.C. and later became a Mexican citizen, residing in Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico.  She spent the last 35 years of her life in Mexico. 

Her father, a math teacher at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, died before she was born, but the family, including her working mother, lived in the relatively commodious home of his   ...  Displaying 750 of 10175 characters.

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Art © Catlett Mora Family Trust/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

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Homage to My Young Black Sisters
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Torso, Portrait of Joan
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