(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)
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
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