Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: [Elizabeth Catlett's] imposing blend of

art and social consciousness mirrored that of German painter Max Beckmann, Mexican muralist Diego Rivera and other artists of the mid-20th century who used art to critique power structures.

From the start of her career, Catlett "was part of a broad political milieu" that encompassed artists of many ethnicities who were committed to social justice, Melanie Anne Herzog, who wrote the 2000 biography "Elizabeth Catlett: An American Artist in Mexico," told The Times in 2005.

from Los Angeles Times: Elizabeth Catlett dies at 96; among 20th century's top black artists


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