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Catlett, Elizabeth locked

(b Washington, DC, April 15, 1915; d Cuernavaca, Mexico, April 3, 2012).
  • Paul Von Blum

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African American sculptor, printmaker, and art educator, active also in Mexico. One of the leading African American feminist and political artists of the 20th century and early 21st century, Catlett devoted her career of more than 60 years to expressing critical ideas in powerful visual form both in the United States and in her adopted country of Mexico. Her strong academic background began at Howard University, Washington, DC, where she studied under African American art luminaries James Porter (...

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