Elizabeth Catlett

African American artist

Elizabeth Catlett (April 15, 1915 – April 2, 2012)[1] was an American-born printmaker and sculptor. She is best known for black sculptures and prints she made during the 1960s and 1970s. Those prints had political themes.

Catlett was born in Washington, D.C.. In 1946 she moved to Mexico, where she lived until her death at age 96. She became a Mexican citizen in 1962.


  1. "Elizabeth Catlett 1915-2012". Art in America. Retrieved June 18, 2014.