Wednesday, March 7, 2012

International Woman's Day- Elizabeth Catlett

                                         March is Women's History Month

                                 In celebration of Elizabeth Catlett, Sculptor

Elizabeth Catlett was born in 1915 in Washington, DC.  She earned her BS  cum laud from Howard University in 1935 and her MFA in 1940 from the University of Iowa's School of Art and Art History. She became the first woman to head the sculpture department at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, School of Fine Arts in 1958.She received the International Sculpture Center's (ISC) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003.The visionary life and work of this powerful artist is inspiring.  At 96 years young, she continues to exhibit her works in sculpture and printmaking. 

   Elizabeth Catlett we salute you!

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