June Kelly Gallery

Elizabeth Catlett

(American, 1915–2012)

bather by elizabeth catlett

Elizabeth Catlett

Bather, 2009

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Elizabeth Catlett

Head of Woman, 1944

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naima by elizabeth catlett

Elizabeth Catlett

Naima, 2009

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torso by elizabeth catlett

Elizabeth Catlett

Torso, 2008

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torso by elizabeth catlett

Elizabeth Catlett

Torso, 2008

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Biography

Timeline

1915
Born in Washington, DC
1935
BS cum laude, Howard University School of Art, Washington, DC
1940
MFA, University of Iowa
1941
Studied ceramics, Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1942 - 1943
Studied lithography, Art Students League, New York, NY
1943
Studied with sculptor Ossip Zadkine in New York
1944
Taught dressmaking and sculpture at George Washington Carver School in Harlem
1947
Had first solo exhibition at Barnett-Aden Gallery, Washington, DC
1958
Became Professor of Sculpture and Head of Sculpture Department at School of Fine Arts, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City
1962
Became Mexican citizen and was cited as an "undesirable alien" by the United States State Department

Exhibitions

2002
Wood Sculpture, June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
2001
Elizabeth Catlett, Works Of Art On Paper, M. Lee Stone Fine Prints, Inc., San Jose, CA
1998
Elizabeth Catlett Sculpture: A Fifty-Year Retrospective, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY (catalogue; traveling exhibition)
Elizabeth Catlett: Sculpture, June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
Elizabeth Catlett: Prints & Drawings, Sragow Gallery, New York, NY
1996
Prints from Mexico, Queens College Art Center, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Flushing, NY
Struggle and Serenity: The Visionary Art of Elizabeth Catlett, Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diaspora Institute, New York, NY
In Rare Form, Afro-American Cultural Center, Charlotte, NC
1994
In the Hemisphere of Love: Elizabeth Catlett and Francisco Mora, Isobel Neal Gallery, Chicago, IL
1993
Sculpture, June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)

Public Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT