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Elizabeth Catlett and The Art of the Print

February 29, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (US Central)

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Presented by Mary Lee Corlett, former Associate Curator, Modern & Contemporary Prints & Drawings, National Gallery of Art

Elizabeth Catlett is among the most renowned artists of the twentieth century, equally celebrated as a printmaker and a sculptor. This talk will focus on the artistry of her printmaking practice and the multitude of ways in which print processes served her activist vision by facilitating modernist strategies such as repetition and appropriation, engagement with pattern and line, texture, color play, use of positive and negative space, and reversal. The foundational role played by the storied Mexico City print workshop, the Taller de Gráfica Popular (TGP), in Catlett’s printmaking practice will be highlighted.

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Check out the exhibition page for THE ART OF ELIZABETH CATLETT from the Collection of Samella Lewis

Exhibition Page



Singing Their Songs, 1992
Elizabeth Catlett (American and Mexican, 1915 – 2012)
Artist’s proof VII
From the collection of Samella Lewis

Photo of Mary Lee Corlett

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