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Elizabeth Catlett papers, 1957-1980

Catlett, Elizabeth, 1915-2012

Painter, Printmaker, Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 0.3 linear feet

Summary: The papers of African American painter, printmaker, and sculptor Elizabeth Catlett measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1957 to 1980. The collection consists of printed material, such as project-related press; exhibition announcements, catalogs, and posters; publications featuring articles about Catlett; clippings; and cards featuring reproductions of Catlett's work. Some of the exhibition materials and clippings, as well as the publication "gente" are in Spanish.

Biographical/Historical Note

Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012) was an African American painter, printmaker, and sculptor who lived in Cuernavaca, Mexico and was married to Francisco Mora.


The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Elizabeth Catlett in 1980. They were microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project in 1981.

Language Note

Some articles and exhibition catalogs are in Spanish.

Location of Originals

  • Elizabeth Catlett papers also located in Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, Louisianna.