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ELIZABETH CATLETT:
WORKS ON PAPER 1946-2001

Sharecropper - 1957

M. Lee Stone Fine Prints, Inc. is proud to offer a selection of prints by Elizabeth Catlett, one of the most important African-American artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Elizabeth Catlett
...and a special fear for my loved ones
1947
Elizabeth Catlett
Special houses...
1946
Elizabeth Catlett
Civil Rights Congress
1949

Catlett was born in 1915 in Washington, D.C. She graduated cum laude from Howard University in 1935 where she studied with James Porter, James I. Wells and Lois Mailou Jones. She completed her MFA at the University of Iowa in 1940 where she studied with Grant Wood.

Elizabeth Catlett
Peones Mexicano
1952
Elizabeth Catlett
Pancho Villa
1950
Elizabeth Catlett
Cartas
1986

In 1946-47 Catlett was awarded a Julius Rosenwald Fund Fellowship following which she traveled to Mexico to complete her project of a series of prints, paintings and sculpture depicting the oppression, struggles and achievements of "The Negro Woman". Catlett remained in Mexico after her fellowship and married artist Francisco Mora. In 1958 she became the first female professor of sculpture at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. One year later she became head of the sculpture department where she remained until her retirement in 1976.

Elizabeth Catlett
Compesino Mexicano
1953
Elizabeth Catlett
Madonna
1982
Elizabeth Catlett
Educacion en Cuba
1965

Elizabeth Catlett's work consistently portrays the working and poor African-American woman as well as the Mexican woman. Catlett was active in the Civil Rights Movement and she demonstrates her social and political consciousness through her writing and her art.

Elizabeth Catlett
Homage To The Panthers
1993
Elizabeth Catlett
Glory
1986
Elizabeth Catlett
Survivor
1983

Catlett's long and fruitful career as printmaker, sculptor and teacher has brought her numerous accolades and awards. Her work resides in museums and private collections around the world. She continues to receive accolades and awards from around the country.

Elizabeth Catlett
Pensive
1985
Elizabeth Catlett
Blues Player
1995
Elizabeth Catlett
Lovey Twice
1976

Elizabeth Catlett
Farewell
1953
Elizabeth Catlett
Children With Flowers
1995
Elizabeth Catlett
Thurgood Marshall
2001

Ref: Herzog, Melanie Anne, Elizabeth Catlett, An American Artist in Mexico, University of Washington Press, 2000.

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