Elizabeth Catlett's art confronted injustices against African Americans. She was the granddaughter of freed slaves. In 1959, the U.S. government declared her an "undesirable alien."Elizabeth Catlett, a sculptor and printmaker who is widely considered one of the most important African-American artists of the 20th Century, despite having lived most of her life in Mexico, has died. She was 96.
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Portrait de Jeune Noir avec Arc (portrait of a young African man with a bow) – by Hyacinthe Rigaud – c.1700.
“Gamin” by Augusta Savage | African American sculpture