Elizabeth Catlett’s Passing

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Elizabeth Catlett, an inspirational artist and Civil Rights activist in her own right, passed yesterday at 96 years old.  She was a remarkable woman who used her art to, in her own words; “service my people — to reflect us, to relate to us, to stimulate us, to make us aware of our potential.”

I had the great fortune to photograph her years ago for the Oprah Winfrey Legends Ball and was inspired by her expression of social issues through sculpture.

Rest in peace Elizabeth.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/04/arts/design/elizabeth-catlett-sculptor-with-eye-on-social-issues-dies-at-96.html?_r=1.

See more of the legends at http://www.kwakualston.com/home.php#/legends/

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