Art Sunday #97: Elizabeth Catlett – Sharecropper


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Elizabeth Catlett (b. April 15, 1915 –d. April 2, 2012) was an African-American graphic artist and sculptor best known for her depictions of the African-American experience in the 20th century, which often had the female experience as their focus. She was born and raised in Washington, D.C. to parents working in education, and was the grandchild of freed slaves.

Her work is a mixture of abstract and figurative in the Modernist tradition, with influence from African and Mexican art traditions. According to the artist, the main purpose of her work is to convey social messages rather than pure aesthetics. While not very well known to the general public, her work is heavily studied by art students looking to depict race, gender and class issues. During her lifetime, Catlett received many awards and recognitions including membership in the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, the Art Institute of Chicago Legends and Legacy Award, honorary doctorates from Pace University and Carnegie Mellon and the International Sculpture Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award in contemporary sculpture.

Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Catlett

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9 thoughts on “Art Sunday #97: Elizabeth Catlett – Sharecropper”

      1. I didn’t come that far. I just realized she was thinking. But when you said “it’s been a long day” I thought that probably what she’s thinking. She doesn’t look like Big boy in front of the fire if you know what I mean. “Pling”

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