FACES OF PRIDE: ELIZABETH CATLETT

 

February 4-August 26, 2012

Early on in her artistic education, Elizabeth Catlett was instructed to paint what she knew best. This philosophy remains integral throughout her artwork today. Over her 70+ year artistic career, Catlett has created numerous sculptures, drawings and prints that celebrate African-American and Mexican women, from nurturing mothers to strong workers. Regardless of the medium or the subject, her works capture an enduring sense of pride and strength that continue to resonate in viewers today. Faces of Pride: Elizabeth Catlett consisted of 19 works of art, including sculptures, prints, and drawings by Elizabeth Catlett, and one large-scale woodblock print of Catlett by John Scott.