The Black Woman Speaks

A close-cropped image of a woman's face.  The title of the image and artist's signature are written in pencil at the lower margin., Donated to the State Black Archives Research Center & Museum by Velma A. Walker., Donated to the State Black Archives Research Center & Museum by Velma A. Walker., Artist's bio: Born in Washington, D.C., Elizabeth Catlett Mora (April 15, 1915 - 2013 April 2, 2012) is considered one of the first black feminist artists. She is best known for the politically charged, expressionistic sculptures and prints she produced during the 1960s and 1970s. The youngest of three children, she was born in Washington DC; both her parents were teachers. Catlett graduated cum laude from Howard University and, in 1940, was the first student to earn the Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture at the University of Iowa. At Iowa, she was influenced by American landscape painter Grant Wood, who taught his students to work with subjects they knew best. It was then that Catlett began to focus her art on African Americans., Digitized by J.F. Drake Memorial LRC; Alabama A&M University.
Abstract/Description: A close-cropped image of a woman's face. The title of the image and artist's signature are written in pencil at the lower margin.
Subject(s): Women.
Portrait prints.