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Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012), "Blues", 1983, color lithograph, signed, ed. 130

Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012), "Blues", 1983, color lithograph, signed, ed. 130

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Color lithograph on cream wove paper, signed and dated in pencil lower right, numbered lower left 30/130, framed


Appears fine. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions.


Height 27.5 in. x Width 17.75 in. (sight)
Height 37 in. x Width 28 in. (frame)

About The Artist:

Renowned printmaker and sculptor Elizabeth Catlett was born on April 15, 1915, in Washington, D.C. She attended Howard University School of Art, graduating cum laude in 1936. She later became the first student to earn an MFA degree in sculpture from the University of Iowa in 1940; and also studied printmaking at the Art Students League in New York City. She later taught at Dillard University in New Orleans. Her works are widely recognized for her celebration of the African American woman; a theme that would continue throughout her career. In 1946, Catlett traveled to Mexico to work with arts collective, Mexico City’s Taller de Grafica Popular.

In 1947, Ms. Catlett was honored with a fellowship granted by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation, Catlett created a body of works entitled “I Am a Negro Woman;” a series of sculptures, prints, and paintings which toured southern black women’s colleges.

She married Mexican painter Francisco Mora. From 1958 through 1976, she directed the sculpture department at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.

In 1993, Catlett received her first New York City exhibition since 1971 and in 1998 the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York honored her with a fifty year retrospective. Her paintings and sculptures are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, in New York, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art.


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Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012), "Blues", 1983, color lithograph, signed, ed. 130

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