Elizabeth Catlett

Elizabeth Catlett was an artist who explored race and feminism in her sculptures and paintings. Her work is a mixture of abstract and figurative in the Modernist tradition, with influences from African and Mexican art traditions. According to the artist, the main purpose of her work is to convey social messages rather than pure aesthetics. Her work is heavily studied by art students looking to depict race, gender and class issues. During her lifetime, Catlett received many awards and recognitions including membership in the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, the Art Institute of Chicago Legends and Legacy Award, honorary doctorates from Pace University and Carnegie Mellon and the International Sculpture Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award in contemporary sculpture.

Harriet

19 x 16 Artist Proof, 1975

Survivor

14 x 12 Print, 1983

A Second Generation

23 x 19 Artist Proof, 1992

African American

22 x 15 Artist Proof, 2009

Black Girl

22 x 15 Artist Proof, 2004 

Children With Flowers

32 x 44 Artist Proof, 1995 

Man

26 x 18 Artist Proof, 2003 

Playmates

23 x 19 Artist Proof, 1992

Links Together

29 x 23 Artist Proof, 1996

Vendedora de Periodicos

25 x 29 Artist Proof, 2010 

Young Douglass

22 x 15 Artist Proof, 2004 

Singing Their Songs

23 x 19 Artist Proof, 1992

There is a woman of every color

31 x 22 Artist Proof,
1975–2003

Walking Blindly

24 x 28 Artist Proof, 2013

Dancing

22 x 15 Artist Proof, 2004 

Keisha M.

30 x 22 Artist Proof, 2005

Crusaders for Justice

30 x 22 Artist Proof, 2001

Danys y Liethes

28 x 20 Artist Proof, 2005

Door of Justice

24 x 28 Artist Proof, 2000