Created by
Catlett, Elizabeth, Mexican and American, 1915 - 2012
Date
1946; printed 1989
Medium
ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image with title): 4 1/2 × 6 1/8 in. (11.4 × 15.6 cm)
H x W (image): 4 3/16 × 6 1/8 in. (10.7 × 15.5 cm)
H x W (sheet): 7 5/8 × 10 3/16 in. (19.4 × 25.9 cm)
Description
Black and white linocut of two women in front of urban housing. Two women are shown with multi-story housing in the background. The apartment buildings are in three different styles with the one on the left having exterior staircases and walkways. The largest building, on the right, has similar exterior walkways on each level. The woman on the left has a hat and is looking toward the viewer. The woman on the right faces the other woman. The title is handwritten in graphite below the image and the work is signed. The reverse is blank.
Portfolio/Series
The Black Woman (formerly the Negro Woman)
Classification
Visual Arts
Type
linocuts
Topic
Art
Housing
Identity
Resistance
Urban life
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Winifred Hervey
Object number
2017.21.12
Restrictions & Rights
© 2020 Catlett Mora Family Trust/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52037911e-acb2-4350-838d-0f93b4c8e1d7

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