Elizabeth Catlett

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Birthday
15, 1915
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Apr 2, 2012 (96)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
15, 1915
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Apr 2, 2012 (96)

About

Mexican-American artist known for politically charged prints and sculptures such as "Target" from 1970, "Malcolm X Speaks for Us" from 1969, and "Sharecropper" from 1968 or 1970.

Before Fame

She studied design at Howard University and went on to receive an M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Iowa.

Trivia

Her limestone piece, "Mother and Child," placed first in the sculpture competition at the 1940 American Negro Exposition in Chicago.

Family Life

Her family was residing in Washington, D.C., when she was born; she was the youngest of three children. She married the Mexican artist Francisco Mora.

Associated With

Her sculpture "Naima" immortalized a childhood version of her granddaughter Naima Mora. Naima grew up to be a winner of the "America's Next Top Model" reality television competition.