Elizabeth Catlett: In the Image of the People by Melanie Anne Herzog, (Art Institute of Chicago, Yale Univ. Press, 2006, 36 pages)

The Sharecropper by Elizabeth Catlett is an image I find inspiring and capturing.  One day I would like to attempt it with embroidery stitches.  After reading somewhere that she eventually made Mexico her home and was barred from re-entering the U.S. due to her politics, I promised myself to learn more about her as a woman and artist. 

While looking for another book in the library I came across this catalogue which includes a few pages of bio information, a photograph of the artist, and prints made from her lino-cuts from her series entitled The Negro Woman.  This catalogue was a nice companion to read with Sapphire’s Grave as one of the characters is an artist who paints the faces and eyes of the women in her life.  The catalogue also provides other references of information about Elizabeth Catlett that I intend to check out.

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