Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ELIZABETH CATLETT - SCULPTOR, PRINTMAKER & SOCIAL ACTIVIST STILL STRONG AT 95

In the October 2010 issue of Ebony, there is a nice two-page piece about printmaker, sculptor, and social activist Elizabeth Catlett who is still going strong at age 95. She is quoted as saying "I mainly do Black women as sculpture or printmaking because they are completely ignored in art."

Catlett, who is known for prints such as Sharecropper and Malcolm X Speaks for Us, recently collaborated with her son David to make a 13-foot sculpture of Mahalia Jackson for the New Orleans Park.

To read more about this living legend, check out these articles about her:

National Visionary Leadership Project (includes video)

PBS

Wikipedia

ArtCyclopedia
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