For My People #2
|Title:||For My People #2.|
Singing their Songs.
|Name(s):||Catlett, Elizabeth, 1915-2012, artist.|
|Type of Resource:||still image|
|Physical Form:||screen printing|
|Extent:||1 print ; 37 cm x 43 cm|
|Abstract/Description:||Serigraph 96/99. Second work in the For My People series, inspired by a poem by Margaret Walker of the same title. Depicts people singing and in prayer.|
Print series 96 of 99.
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 - 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.
|Held by:||Alabama A&M University|
|Restrictions on Access:||©2014, Alabama A&M University. All images in Alabama A&M's Digital Collections are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode). In order to obtain high resolution images or rights to commercial use, please contact the Coordinator for Archives and Special Collections at the J. F. Drake Memorial LRC, Alabama A&M University.|
|Is Part Of:||State Black Archives Research Center & Museum at Alabama A&M University.|
|Is Part of Series:||For My People Series.|