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Persevere and Resist: The Strong Black Women of Elizabeth Catlett (Paperback)

By Heather Nickels, Melanie Herzog (Contributions by)
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A richly illustrated exploration of the work of artist Elizabeth Catlett.

This book presents exciting new scholarship on the work of Mexican and American artist Elizabeth Catlett (1915–2012). Accompanying an exhibition at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Persevere and Resist reconsiders Catlett’s works through the lens of contemporary psychology and sociology. Catlett was one of the most important visual chroniclers of the African American experience in the twentieth century. In addition to her print and drawing practice, Catlett was also an accomplished sculptor working in stone, wood, and clay in her lengthy career, which spanned six decades. The book offers reproductions of nearly three dozen prints and sculptures, along with an essay by noted Catlett expert Melanie Herzog that explores the artist’s life through the lens of today’s social concerns.

About the Author

Heather Nickels is the Joyce Blackmon Curatorial Fellow in African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Tennessee.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781913645106
ISBN-10: 191364510X
Publisher: Paul Holberton Publishing
Publication Date: July 5th, 2021
Pages: 96