Elizabeth Catlett

Elizabeth Catlett [1915-2012] sculptor, printmaker, educator, activist, ceramicist, painter, ally, Mrs. Legacy. ⁣⁣

One printmaker that we all share a love for is Elizabeth Catlett. ⁣⁣

Catlett was born in Washington, D.C. to parents who worked in education and was the grandchild of African Americans who were freed from chattel slavery in the U.S. A Howard University graduate, her career spanned more than 70 years.⁣⁣⁣

“Sharecropper,” 1952, printed 1970; color linoleum cut on cream Japanese paper. ⁣⁣

Selected Links

“Elizabeth Catlett,” The History Makers, July 26-27, 2005.