Elizabeth Catlett

Elizabeth Catlett was a sculptor and printmaker who aimed to represent the African American community and their history. This piece “Sharecropper” is one of her iconic images and was originally printed in 1952. The contrast of strength and suffering written on the woman’s face tells the story of struggles and overcoming that the black community continually faced at this creation’s time. She also created a series of revolutionary African American women and their efforts towards creating a more just and properly represented society.


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