Sister Mary Corita Kent
(1918 - 1986)
Sister Mary Corita Kent was active/lived in Massachusetts, California, Iowa / Canada. Sister Mary Corita Kent is known for serigraphs, design, art education.
Biography Sister Mary Corita Kent
Sister Mary Corita Kent, once the nation's best-known nun, won fame as a serigraph artist. Her bright, colorful silk-screen prints were the rage of the 1960s. She designed the United States' first "Love" postage stamp.
Mary Corita Kent was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa in 1918, then moved with her family to Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1920. Two years later they moved to Los Angeles, where she grew up. She joined the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary there in 1938. She received her bachelor's degree from Immaculate Heart College in 1941, followed by a master's in art history 10 years later from the University of Southern California.
Popularly known as "Sister Mary Corita," she turned to the silk-screen process in 1950. H
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