The important and very influential artist Elizabeth Catlett died on Monday in her home in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where she had lived for six decades. She was 96.
Catlett was among the most important African-American artists of the 20th century, emerging after the Harlem Renaissance and World War II and working right up into her 90s.
Her best-known works depict African-American women as strong figures and address head-on racial and social inequalities in America.
Last week, we lost one of North America's most estimable, if underrecognized creators—artist and sculptor Elizabeth Catlett. CCatlett was alive for nearly all of the 20th century, witnessing America progress (and regress), her art r... Read Post
Elizabeth Catlett, the inspirational sculptor who died Monday at age 96 in Mexico, was as warm and dignified in person as her sculptures. In her most famous work she depicted African American women with love and a peerless eye for p... Read Post