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Elizabeth Catlett

1915–2012

A woman with glasses carves the sculpture of a head

Elizabeth Catlett was a sculptor and graphic artist. She studied at Howard University in D.C., the Art Institute in Chicago, ‘La Esmeralda’ in Mexico City, and the Taller de Gráfica Popular, where she would later lead and teach sculpture workshops. Her works centralized Black women’s experiences, as well as economic and racial inequalities as she saw them in the United States and in México.