Art, Women in Art

Pioneering Sculptor and Printmaker Elizabeth Catlett Dies at Age 96

April 3, 2012.  The pioneering sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett died yesterday just two weeks shy of her 97th birthday, the Web site Black Art in America reported. She died at her home in Cuernavaca, 40 miles south of Mexico City, where she had lived since using a Rosenwald Fund Fellowship to travel to Mexico in 1946. After studying with the sculptors Jose L. Ruiz and Francisco Zúñiga, she eventually married the late Mexican painter Francisco Mora, and became a Mexican citizen soon after the U.S. Embassy asked her to provide the names of Communists she knew in 1955. She is included in the National Museum of Art in Mexico City.  Read more at ArtInfo.



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