Elizabeth Catlett Drawn with Inktense Pencils
This past week for my Week 3 assignment in my “Redrawing Black History” class we learned about Elizabeth Catlett. She was a painter, a screen printer and a sculptor.
I wanted to show her age progression, because she began doing art when she was young, and evolved over her lifetime into an amazing artist!
She lived from 1915 to 2012! After she graduated high school in 1931, “she enrolled on a scholarship at the Carnegie Institute of Technology only to have her admission rescinded when the school learned she was Black. Instead, she enrolled at Howard University, her tuition paid with scholarships and the savings of her mother, a teacher. In 1935, she graduated cum laude with a degree in art.” (‘Triumph Against All Odds: Black Artist Elizabeth Catlett’ by Sandy Lewis, wednesdayswomen.com. I encourage you to look up this article! Elizabeth had to overcome many obstacles in her lifetime to get her art out into the world!
I have been enjoying this class so much especially because of the great black art history I am learning from Tamisha Anthony! I have always loved the richness of the African American culture. Their art, music, and traditions are really beautiful!
Have a wonderful day! 😀