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Elizabeth Catlett: In Praise of Black Women 2004 Wall Calendar
Catlett: In Praise of Black Women
|Size:||12" x 13"; opens to 13" x 24"|
Grant Wood taught Elizabeth Catlett (b. 1915) to depict "what you know best." Catlett took his lessons to heart: she went on to excel in painting, printmaking, and sculpture (her primary medium). The granddaughter of North Carolina slaves, Catlett views art as a catalyst for social change; indeed, her works rarely fail to inspire, enlighten, or motivate. She portrays the struggles of the poor and the oppressed--particularly those of women, who often bear the brunt of the burdens inflicted by poverty and injustice--with an emphasis on their dignity and strength. Here are twelve of her finest works.