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Elizabeth Catlett Mora

Nino Bolero- Elizabeth CatlettMedia: Lithographs
Themes: Mexicanidad

Elizabeth Catlett Mora ( April 15, 1915 –
April 2, 2012) was born in Washington, D.C. 

In 1936, she graduated from Howard University in Washington with a BA in Art. In 1940 she obtained a Master’s Degree in Art from the University of Iowa. She also studied ceramic in the Art Institute of Chicago, lithography at the Art Students League in New York as well as sculpture under Ossip Zadkine and Grant Wood, also in New York.

She taught sculpture at Praire View College in Texas, at Williard University, in New Orleans, La. and at Hampton Institute in Virginia.

In 1939, in Iowa, she held her first individual Exhibit. She participated in the “American Negro Exbition” in Chicago.

Between 1945-1947 she was awarded a fellowishp from the Julius Rosewald Foundation. She taught with Charles White, in Louisiana, Virginia and Georgia.

In 1946 traveled to Mexico and joined the Taller de Grafica Popular and married Francisco Mora. She became Director of Fine Arts at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas.

In 1962 she traveled to Cuba.

She became the TGP’S General S ecretary in 1963. She resigned from the TGP in 1965.

She has received a great number of awards, honors, and homages in Mexico as well as in the United States.

April 20, 2008

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Sarah Jimenez

Desfibrador de AlgodonMedia: Linoleum Cuts
Themes: Mexicanidad

Sarah Jimenez was born February 3, 1928 in Piedras Negras, Coahuila. She lived in Mexico City. She studied Art at the San Carlos Academy, in Mexico City.

She joined theTaller de Gráfica Popular in 1954. In 1961 she traveled to the USSR, accepting an Invitation from their Fine Arts association. She resigned from Taller de Gráfica Popular in 1967.

She is known for her mural at the Belizario Dominguez School .

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