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Sculptor, Painter, b. 1915 - d. 2012

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              • +Elizabeth Catlett (American / Mexican, 1915-2012), "Dancing", 1990, lithograph, depicting men and women dancing, signed and dated in pencil lower right, titled lower left, edition of 60, artist proof, framed behind g...
                Jun. 10, 2024

                +Elizabeth Catlett (American / Mexican, 1915-2012), "Dancing", 1990, lithograph, depicting men and women dancing, signed and dated in pencil lower right, titled lower left, edition of 60, artist proof, framed behind g...

                Est: $1,200 - $1,800

                +Elizabeth Catlett (American / Mexican, 1915-2012), "Dancing", 1990, lithograph, depicting men and women dancing, signed and dated in pencil lower right, titled lower left, edition of 60, artist proof, framed behind glass, wear consistent with age, very minor mat burn, small abrasion in upper left margin, etc. ss: 18 3/4" h. x 25 1/4" w. [PROVENANCE: From the collection of a Chester, CT gentleman. Original receipt of purchase from Paramour Fine Arts who purchased directly from the Artist.]

                Winter Associates, Inc.
              • Elizabeth Catlett, American (1915-2012), Survivor, 1983, woodcut and signed book, 9 1/4"H x 7 1/2"W (plate), 11 1/8"H x 10"W (sheet)
                Jun. 01, 2024

                Elizabeth Catlett, American (1915-2012), Survivor, 1983, woodcut and signed book, 9 1/4"H x 7 1/2"W (plate), 11 1/8"H x 10"W (sheet)

                Est: $1,500 - $3,000

                Elizabeth Catlett American, (1915-2012) Survivor, 1983 woodcut and signed book Pencil signed and dated lower right. Titled and numbered 409/1000 lower left. Includes a signed copy of the book The Art of Elizabeth Catlett by Samuel Lewis, 1984. Biography from the Archives of askART: Known for abstract sculpture in bronze and marble as well as prints and paintings, particularly depicting the female figure, Elizabeth Catlett is unique for distilling African American, Native American, and Mexican art in her work. She is "considered by many to be the greatest American black sculptor". . .(Rubinstein 320) Catlett was born in Washington D.C. and later became a Mexican citizen, residing in Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico. She spent the last 35 years of her life in Mexico. Her father, a math teacher at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, died before she was born, but the family, including her working mother, lived in the relatively commodious home of his family in DC. Catlett received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University, where there was much discussion about whether or not black artists should depict their own heritage or embrace European modernism. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1940 from the University of Iowa, where she had gone to study with Grant Wood, Regionalist* painter. His teaching dictum was "paint what you know best," and this advice set her on the path of dealing with her own background. She credits Wood with excellent teaching and deep concern for his students, but she had a problem during that time of taking classes from him because black students were not allowed housing in the University's dormitories. Following graduation in 1940, she became Chair of the Art Department at Dillard University in New Orleans. There she successfully lobbied for life classes with nude models, and gained museum admission to black students at a local museum that to that point, had banned their entrance. That same year, her painting Mother and Child, depicting African-American figures won her much recognition. From 1944 to 1946, she taught at the George Washington Carver School, an alternative community school in Harlem that provided instruction for working men and women of the city. From her experiences with these people, she did a series of paintings, prints, and sculptures with the theme "I Am a Negro Woman." In 1946, she received a Rosenwald Fellowship*, and she and her artist husband, Charles White, traveled to Mexico where she became interested in the Mexican working classes. In 1947, she settled permanently in Mexico where she, divorced from White, married artist Francisco Mora. The couple had three children. From 1958 to 1973, she became the first woman professor of sculpture and later Chair of the department of sculpture at the National School of Fine Arts, Mexico. There she also did much printmaking, which she found an affordable medium for reaching the masses of people and produced images of African-American and Mexican working class women. Source: Charlotte Streifer Rubinstein, American Women Artists Added note: Elizabeth Catlett died at the age of 96 on April 2, 2012 at her home in Cuernavaca, Mexico. (Obituary. Chicago Tribune April 4, 2012)

                Ripley Auctions
              • Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012) woodcut
                Jun. 01, 2024

                Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012) woodcut

                Est: $700 - $1,000

                Man woodcut and linocut in color, 1975, signed in pencil, printed in 2003 in an edition of 250, The Print Club of Cleveland publication no. 83 for 2005.         17 3/4 x 12''

                Rachel Davis Fine Arts
              • Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, New Generation
                May. 18, 2024

                Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, New Generation

                Est: $3,000 - $5,000

                Elizabeth Catlett 1915-2012 New Generation 1992 color lithograph 31-3/8 x 20 inches (image) signed and titled AP 4 aside from the edition of 100 Printed by JK Fine Art Editions, New York, with the blind stamp, lower right. Published by Seagrams, Ltd., New York. Illustrated: Elizabeth Catlett, Works on Paper, 1944-1992 , Hampton University, p. 48 (full page, color).

                Black Art Auction
              • Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, To Marry
                May. 18, 2024

                Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, To Marry

                Est: $3,000 - $4,000

                Elizabeth Catlett 1915-2012 To Marry 1992 color lithograph on cream wove paper 17-1/2 x 15 inches signed, dated, and numbered 37/99 Illustrated: Elizabeth Catlett, Works on Paper, 1944-1992 , Hampton University, p. 41.

                Black Art Auction
              • Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, Black is Beautiful (Negro es Bello II)
                May. 18, 2024

                Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, Black is Beautiful (Negro es Bello II)

                Est: $4,000 - $6,000

                Elizabeth Catlett 1915-2012 Black is Beautiful (Negro es Bello II) 1969-2001 Color lithograph on cream paper 27 3/4 x 21 inches, full margins signed, titled, dated and inscribed "AP/X" Illustrated: Elizabeth Catlett, Works on Paper, 1944-1992 , Hampton University, p. 21.

                Black Art Auction
              • Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, Cabeza Indigena
                May. 18, 2024

                Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, Cabeza Indigena

                Est: $4,000 - $6,000

                Elizabeth Catlett 1915-2012 Cabeza Indigena 1954/1955 Lithograph on wove paper 12-1/8 x 10-1/2 inches (image) 21-7/8 x 16-7/8 inches (sheet) Signed and numbered 43/50 This early image by Catlett rarely comes to market and is in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago.

                Black Art Auction
              • Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012)
                Apr. 30, 2024

                Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012)

                Est: $2,000 - $4,000

                BLUES Color offset lithograph, 1983, on cream wove paper, signed, dated, titled and numbered 42/130 in pencil, printed and published by Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, with full margins, unframed. Image 27 5/8 x 17 7/8 inches; 702 x 448 mm. Sheet 28 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches; 727 x 498 mm.

                Doyle New York
              • Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012, American), "Cabeza Indigena," circa 1954
                Apr. 23, 2024

                Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012, American), "Cabeza Indigena," circa 1954

                Est: $1,000 - $2,000

                Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012, American) "Cabeza Indigena," circa 1954 Lithograph on wove paper Edition: 43/50 Signed and numbered in pencil in the lower margin: E. Catlett

                John Moran Auctioneers
              • ELIZABETH CATLETT (American, 1915 - 2012). Three Woman of America, 1990, Limited edition color screenprint in colors on heavy wove pape
                Apr. 18, 2024

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (American, 1915 - 2012). Three Woman of America, 1990, Limited edition color screenprint in colors on heavy wove pape

                Est: $3,500 - $4,500

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (American, 1915 - 2012). Three Woman of America, 1990, Limited edition color screenprint in colors on heavy wove paper numbered 38 of an edition of 120. Blindstamp of "Lou Stovall's Workshop Inc." (Washington, D.C) printer. Pencil numbered, titled, dated and signed at base. Framed. Not examined out of frame. - Sight: 32 x 23 inches; frame: 43 x 34 inches

                Sloans & Kenyon
              • ELIZABETH CATLETT (AFRICAN-AMERICAN 1915-2012).
                Apr. 07, 2024

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (AFRICAN-AMERICAN 1915-2012).

                Est: $4,000 - $6,000

                'Negro es Bello II' (Black is Beautiful II). Lithograph in color on paper. Signed and dated '69-01' lower right in pencil. Inscribed 'APX' and titled lower left in pencil. From a Westchester County, NY collection. Dimensions: 29" h x 23" w. Frame: 39.75" h x 32.75" w.

                Clarke Auction Gallery
              • Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012): Sharecropper
                Apr. 04, 2024

                Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012): Sharecropper

                Est: $600 - $800

                Elizabeth Catlett American, 1915-2012 Sharecropper color linocut print on paper 1970; ed. 42/60; signed, numbered, and titled in pencil to lower margin

                Abell Auction
              • ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Fiesta.
                Apr. 04, 2024

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Fiesta.

                Est: $2,000 - $3,000

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Fiesta. Color screenprint on cream wove paper, 1988. 673x483 mm; 26½x19 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 133/200 in pencil, lower margin.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Homage to the Panthers.
                Apr. 04, 2024

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Homage to the Panthers.

                Est: $5,000 - $7,000

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Homage to the Panthers. Color lithograph, 1993. 864x521 mm; 34x20½ inches, full margins. Artist's proof, aside from the edition of 90. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "A/P" in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Joseph Kleineman, New York. Published by the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation, Oakland. With this color lithograph, Elizabeth Catlett reinterprets her same-titled 1970 linoleum cut. It was commissioned by David Hilliard and Frederika Newton to raise funds for their founding of the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation in 1993.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) For My People.
                Apr. 04, 2024

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) For My People.

                Est: $8,000 - $12,000

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) For My People. Set of six color lithographs on Arches paper, 1992. Each 400x349 mm; 15¾x13¾ inches, full margins. Each signed, titled, dated and numbered 17/99 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by J. K. Fine Art Editions, New York. Published by the Limited Editions Club, New York. In the original black linen-covered clamshell box. This set of 6 lithographs was commissioned by the Limited Editions Club to illustrate Margaret Walker's 1937 poem For My People. Walker (1915-1998) and Catlett became friends and roommates at the University of Iowa in the 1940s while both were pursuing MFA degrees. Walker published her first book of poems also titled For My People in 1942. It won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award; Walker was the first Black woman to receive this prize. A bound volume of For My People was also published in an edition of 400. For My People is in the collection of numerous institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Titles include: Singing their Songs * Playmates * To Marry * Walking Blindly * All the People * A Second Generation.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Survivor.
                Apr. 04, 2024

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Survivor.

                Est: $3,000 - $5,000

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Survivor. Linoleum cut on wove paper, 1983. 242x187 mm; 9½x7⅛ inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated, and numbered 37/1000 in pencil, lower margin. A superb, dark impression.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • ELIZABETH CATLETT (American-Mexican, 1915-2012). GLORY, 1981, signed with initials and dated '81. Bronze.
                Mar. 21, 2024

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (American-Mexican, 1915-2012). GLORY, 1981, signed with initials and dated '81. Bronze.

                Est: $30,000 - $40,000

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (American-Mexican, 1915-2012). GLORY, 1981, signed with initials and dated '81. Bronze - H: 14 in.; W: 9 1/2 in.; D: 10 in.

                Sloans & Kenyon
              • Elizabeth Catlett, To Marry (from the For My People portfolio)
                Feb. 14, 2024

                Elizabeth Catlett, To Marry (from the For My People portfolio)

                Est: $1,500 - $2,500

                Elizabeth Catlett To Marry (from the For My People portfolio) 1992 lithograph in colors 22.875 h x 18.625 w in (58 x 47 cm) Signed, titled, dated and numbered to lower edge 'A/P To Marry E Catlett '92'. This work is an artist's proof apart from the edition of 99 printed by J.K. Fine Art Editions Co., Union City, NJ and published by The Limited Editions Club, New York. This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

                Rago Arts and Auction Center
              • Elizabeth Catlett, Playmates (from the For My People portfolio)
                Feb. 14, 2024

                Elizabeth Catlett, Playmates (from the For My People portfolio)

                Est: $1,500 - $2,500

                Elizabeth Catlett Playmates (from the For My People portfolio) 1992 lithograph in colors image: 15.75 h x 13.625 w in (40 x 35 cm) sight: 17.25 h x 15 w in (44 x 38 cm) Signed, titled, dated and numbered to lower edge 'A/P VIII Playmates E Catlett 1992'. This work is artist's proof number 8 apart from the edition of 99 printed by J.K. Fine Art Editions Co., Union City, NJ and published by The Limited Editions Club, New York. This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

                Rago Arts and Auction Center
              • Elizabeth Catlett (American 1915-2012) woodcut
                Feb. 10, 2024

                Elizabeth Catlett (American 1915-2012) woodcut

                Est: $1,000 - $2,000

                Man    woodcut and linocut in color, 1975, signed in pencil, printed in 2003 in an edition of 250, The Print Club of Cleveland publication no. 83 for 2005.         17 3/4 x 12''

                Rachel Davis Fine Arts
              • Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012) Survivor, Signed, Titled, dated '83, and numbered 649/1000 in pencil, linocut, Sight-10 1/4" x 8 1/2", has margins, Sheet-11 1/8" x 10", Framed-17 1/2" x 15 1/2" Note: light fox...
                Jan. 20, 2024

                Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012) Survivor, Signed, Titled, dated '83, and numbered 649/1000 in pencil, linocut, Sight-10 1/4" x 8 1/2", has margins, Sheet-11 1/8" x 10", Framed-17 1/2" x 15 1/2" Note: light fox...

                Est: $400 - $600

                Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012) Survivor, Signed, Titled, dated '83, and numbered 649/1000 in pencil, linocut, Sight-10 1/4" x 8 1/2", has margins, Sheet-11 1/8" x 10", Framed-17 1/2" x 15 1/2" Note: light foxing with transfer marks from old tape marks.

                Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches
              • CATLETT, Elizabeth (American, 1915-2012). “I am the Black w...
                Dec. 06, 2023

                CATLETT, Elizabeth (American, 1915-2012). “I am the Black w...

                Est: $6,000 - $8,000

                CATLETT, Elizabeth (American, 1915-2012). “I am the Black woman.” [originally created in 1946, this linocut was printed in 1989]. Linocut in black and brown on cream wove paper. Signed and captioned by the artist on the lower margin, numbered “6/20.” Sight:10 x 8”. Mounted and framed under plexiglass 13 x 11”. From the 1989 series, I Am the Black Woman (first appearing in the 1947 series, I Am the Negro Woman). Excellent condition. Not examined out of frame.

                Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
              • CATLETT, Elizabeth (American, 1915-2012). “... and a specia...
                Dec. 06, 2023

                CATLETT, Elizabeth (American, 1915-2012). “... and a specia...

                Est: $6,000 - $8,000

                CATLETT, Elizabeth (American, 1915-2012). “... and a special fear for my loved ones”. [originally created in 1947, this linoleum cut print on cream wove paper. was printed in 1989]. Signed and captioned by the artist on the lower margin, numbered “3/20.” Sight 12 ¼ x 8”. Frame (Plexiglas): 19 x 13 ½”. Excellent condition. From the 1989 series, I am the Black Woman (first appearing in the 1947 series, I Am the Negro Woman), this image was one of 15 linocuts from that series depicting the brutality of racism and the courage and integrity of African-American women. Excellent condition. Not examined out of frame.

                Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
              • Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, Which Way?
                Dec. 02, 2023

                Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, Which Way?

                Est: $3,000 - $5,000

                Elizabeth Catlett 1915-2012 Which Way? 1973 lithograph 12-1/8 x 15-3/4 inches (image) signed, dated, titled and numbered 43/50 Provenance: The Bill Savage Collection, Pittsburgh Illustrated: Elizabeth Catlett Works on Paper, 1944-1992, p. 55. (Hampton University Museum, 1993)

                Black Art Auction
              • Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, Dancing
                Dec. 02, 2023

                Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, Dancing

                Est: $6,000 - $9,000

                Elizabeth Catlett 1915-2012 Dancing 1990 color lithograph signed, titled, and numbered 29/110 annotated, Stevie Wonder, The Wonder Foundation, with thumbprint Literature: Elizabeth Catlett, Works on Paper, 1944-1992, Jeanne Ziedler, Hampton University Museum, p. 38 Provenance: private collection, Santa Monica, CA

                Black Art Auction
              • Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, Citlali
                Dec. 02, 2023

                Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, Citlali

                Est: $10,000 - $15,000

                Elizabeth Catlett 1915-2012 Citlali n.d. bronze sculpture on a wooden base 14 x 4-1/8 x 2-3/4 inches base: 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 x 2 inches initialed, E.C. Provenance: private collection, Arkansas The name Citlali is typically associated with a female of Native American or Mexican heritage.

                Black Art Auction
              • Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, Shoe Shine Boy
                Dec. 02, 2023

                Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, Shoe Shine Boy

                Est: $5,000 - $7,000

                Elizabeth Catlett 1915-2012 Shoe Shine Boy 1958 Lithograph on cream wove paper 26-1/4 x 19-3/4 inches Signed, dated, inscribed and numbered Edition EE18 Provenance: private collection, Washington, DC Shoe Shine Boy is an early and desirable lithograph from 1958. Catlett cleverly crops out the gentleman who is the recipient of the service and focuses the composition, and the emotional content of the subject, to the boy.

                Black Art Auction
              • Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, Mask
                Dec. 02, 2023

                Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, Mask

                Est: $150,000 - $250,000

                Elizabeth Catlett 1915-2012 Mask 1973 carved rosewood sculpture 11-1/8 x 3-5/8 x 3-1/2 inches (not including base) base: 2-7/8 x 3-5/8 x 3-5/8 inches initialed, "EC" on lower part of sculpture original artist's label with artist name, title, and price of $350. Provenance: important private collection, Los Angeles, CA by descent; single family owner Literature: The Art of Elizabeth Catlett, Samella Lewis, 1984, p. 189 The artist explained that while Mask was clearly influenced by African masks, and was correctly described as "abstract", it conveyed a dual narrative of a dark-skinned mother calling for her child. Catlett executed three works of this subject in the first three years of the 1970s (Magic Mask, mahogany, 1971; Mask, tropical wood, 1972; Mask, mahogany, 1973). Lowery Stokes Sims writes, "Other works of the late 1960s and '70s..show an even more pronounced abstract quality and may be considered among the most stylistically radical works of Catlett's career." (Elizabeth Catlett: A Life in Art and Politics, accompanying catalog, Elizabeth Catlett Sculpture, A Fifty Year Retrospective, at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, 1998. A survey of the artist's work will open on November 17th in Frankfort, Germany at the MMK (Museum of Modern Art), and a similar example is included. https://www.mmk.art/en/whats-on/elizabeth-catlett

                Black Art Auction
              • Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, Pensive
                Dec. 02, 2023

                Elizabeth Catlett, 1915-2012, Pensive

                Est: $60,000 - $80,000

                Elizabeth Catlett 1915-2012 Pensive 1946 cast bronze with a dark brown patina 17 x 10-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (sculpture only) 8-5/8 x 6-3/4 x 2 inches (base only) signed E.C. dated and numbered 4/10 (the artist began casting the edition in 1967) llustrated: David Driskell Hidden Heritage; Afro-American Art, 1800 - 1950, fig. 56, p. 84; Lucinda Gedeon. Elizabeth Catlett Sculpture; A Fifty-Year Retrospective (another cast); Samella Lewis, The Art of Elizabeth Catlett, p, 172 (another cast). Exhibited: Hidden Heritage: Afro-American Art, 1800 - 1950, a traveling exhibition organized by the Art Museum Association of America, San Francisco, starting at the Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle, WA, and including the Mississippi Museum of Art, September 14, 1985 - January 10, 1988 (a different example). Provenance: private collection, Los Angeles, CA

                Black Art Auction
              • Elizabeth Catlett woodcut and linocut
                Dec. 02, 2023

                Elizabeth Catlett woodcut and linocut

                Est: $600 - $900

                Elizabeth Catlett (American 1915-2012) Man woodcut and linocut in color, 1975, signed in pencil, printed in 2003 in an edition of 250, The Print Club of Cleveland publication no. 83 for 2005.         17 3/4 x 12''

                Rachel Davis Fine Arts
              • Elizabeth Catlett woodcut and silkscreen
                Dec. 02, 2023

                Elizabeth Catlett woodcut and silkscreen

                Est: $600 - $900

                Elizabeth Catlett (American 1915-2012) Man woodcut and linocut in color, 1975, signed in pencil, printed in 2003 in an edition of 250, The Print Club of Cleveland publication no. 83 for 2005.          17 3/4 x 12''

                Rachel Davis Fine Arts
              • Print, Elizabeth Catlett
                Nov. 16, 2023

                Print, Elizabeth Catlett

                Est: $4,000 - $6,000

                Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012), "Two Generations," 1979, lithograph, pencil signed and dated lower right, titled lower left, edition 15/100, sheet: 22"h x 30"w, overall (with frame): 25.5"h x 33.25"w

                Clars Auctions
              • Print, Elizabeth Catlett
                Nov. 16, 2023

                Print, Elizabeth Catlett

                Est: $2,000 - $4,000

                Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012), "Survivor," 1983, linocut, signed and dated lower right, titled lower left, edition 101/1000, image: 9.25"h x 7.25"w, overall (with frame): 14.5"h x 12.5"w

                Clars Auctions
              • Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012), Black Maternity, lithograph on wove paper, 20 x 16in (51 x 41cm)
                Nov. 15, 2023

                Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012), Black Maternity, lithograph on wove paper, 20 x 16in (51 x 41cm)

                Est: $500 - $700

                Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012) Black Maternity lithograph on wove paper editioned, signed, and dated: 10/51 E Catlett '59

                Andrew Jones Auctions
              • Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012); Harriet;
                Oct. 30, 2023

                Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012); Harriet;

                Est: $5,000 - $7,000

                Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012) Harriet, 1975 Linocut on Rives BFK paper, signed in pencil, titled, dated and annotated 'AP' (an artist's proof, aside from the edition of 60), with full margins, framed. 12 3/8 x 10 1/8in (31.4 x 25.7cm) sheet 18 3/8 x 15in (46.7 x 38.1cm)

                Bonhams
              • Elizabeth Catlett woodcut and linocut
                Oct. 21, 2023

                Elizabeth Catlett woodcut and linocut

                Est: $600 - $900

                Elizabeth Catlett (American 1915-2012) Man woodcut and linocut in color, 1975, signed in pencil, printed in 2003 in an edition of 250, The Print Club of Cleveland publication no. 83 for 2005.         17 3/4 x 12''

                Rachel Davis Fine Arts
              • Elizabeth Catlett photo lithograph
                Oct. 21, 2023

                Elizabeth Catlett photo lithograph

                Est: $2,000 - $3,000

                Elizabeth Catlett (American 1915-2012) Gossips photo lithograph in colors, 2005, signed, titled, dated and numbered 38/200 in pencil, The Print Club of New York publication for 2005.  15 3/8 x 17 7/8''

                Rachel Davis Fine Arts
              • ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Homage to the Panthers.
                Oct. 19, 2023

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Homage to the Panthers.

                Est: $5,000 - $7,000

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Homage to the Panthers. Color lithograph, 1993. 864x521 mm; 34x20 1/2 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, aside from the edition of 90. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "A/P" in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Joseph Kleineman, New York. Published by the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation, Oakland. With this color lithograph, Elizabeth Catlett reinterprets her same-titled 1970 linoleum cut. It was commissioned by David Hilliard and Frederika Newton to raise funds for their founding of the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation in 1993.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) For My People.
                Oct. 19, 2023

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) For My People.

                Est: $8,000 - $12,000

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) For My People. Set of six color lithographs on Arches paper, 1992. Each 400x349 mm; 15 3/4x13 3/4 inches, full margins. Artist's proofs, aside from the edition of 99. Each signed, titled, dated and inscribed "A/P" in pencil, lower margin. Printed by J. K. Fine Art Editions, New York. Published by the Limited Editions Club, New York. This set of 6 lithographs was commissioned by the Limited Editions Club to illustrate Margaret Walker's 1937 poem For My People. Walker (1915-1998) and Catlett became friends and roommates at the University of Iowa in the 1940s while both were pursuing MFA degrees. Walker published her first book of poems also titled For My People in 1942. It won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award; Walker was the first Black woman to receive this prize. A bound volume of For My People was also published in an edition of 400. For My People is in the collection of numerous institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Titles include: Singing their Songs * Playmates * To Marry * Walking Blindly * All the People * A Second Generation.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Maria.
                Oct. 19, 2023

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Maria.

                Est: $100,000 - $150,000

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Maria. Cast bronze, with a polished rose gold patina, mounted on a marble base, 1982. Approximately 330x254x165 mm; 22x4 1/2x3 inches (not including the base). Number 1 from an edition of 9. Initialed and dated at the rear base edge. Provenance: gift from the artist, Max Roach, New York (1998); thence by descent, the estate of Max Roach, New Jersey. With a copy of a hand-signed letter from Elizabeth Catlett confirming the title and edition and stating it was "a present to acknowledge his grand contribution to the music of the United States of America and...to the World." Maria is a beautiful and significant late-career bronze by Elizabeth Catlett. Here Catlett has created another iconic representation of a strong woman. The pose with a raised clench fist reflects both a defiance and strength, and incorporates many long-standing themes of political and social consciousness in her practice. The composition recalls both her iconic 1968 mahogany figure Homage to My Young Black Sisters and the fluting of the dress in her 1964 bronze Woman. The artist made a related bronze figure The Protestor in 1981 of a woman raising two fists, and a larger version of the same subject in mahogany in 1984 entitled Homage to Black Woman Poets, now in the collection of the SCAD Museum of Art. In her introduction to the catalogue of Elizabeth Catlett: Sculpture: A Fifty-Year Retrospective, Lowry Stokes Sims described the universal appeal of these figures: "the effectiveness of images such as Homage to My Young Black Sisters speakes eloquently to Catlett's ability to create an inextricable combination of technique, form and subject matter that resonates powerfully to a wide-ranging audience". Brenson/Gedeon/Sims p. 23.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Torture of Mothers.
                Oct. 19, 2023

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Torture of Mothers.

                Est: $5,000 - $7,000

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Torture of Mothers. Color lithograph on wove paper, 1970. 330x470 mm; 13x18 1/2 inches, full margins. Second edition, printed in 2003. Signed, dated, titled and numbered 20/25 in pencil, lower margin.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Survivor.
                Oct. 19, 2023

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Survivor.

                Est: $3,000 - $5,000

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Survivor. Linoleum cut on wove paper, 1983. 242x187 mm; 9 1/2x7 1/8 inches, full margins. Artist proof, aside from the edition of 1000. Signed, titled, dated, and inscribed "A/P" in pencil, lower margin.

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              • ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Restaurant Patron (For Colored Only).
                Oct. 19, 2023

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Restaurant Patron (For Colored Only).

                Est: $7,000 - $10,000

                ELIZABETH CATLETT (1915 - 2012) Restaurant Patron (For Colored Only). Lithograph on cream wove paper, 1946. 232x168 mm; 9 1/8x6 5/8 inches, wide margins. Proof, aside from an edition of 10. Signed and dated "1947" in pencil, lower margin. Restaurant Patron is a significant print by Elizabeth Catlett. According to Melanie Herzog in her Elizabeth Catlett: An African American Artist in Mexico, this was the first lithograph Catlett created at the Taller de Gráfica Popular (TGP) in Mexico City in 1946. It was produced at the same time she printed her important 1946-47 series of linoleum cuts, The Negro Woman. Melanie Herzog illustrates an impression titled For Colored Only and numbered 5/10 in the collection of the artist; Herzog also notes this print is known as Pensador. Impressions dated 1946 and with the TGP ink stamp are in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art and the University Galleries of the University of San Diego. This is the only second impression of this very scarce print to come to auction. The other impression sold at Swann Galleries on February 16, 2012 was also dated 1947 and titled Restaurant Patron. Herzog pp. 99-100.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • Webbed Woman
                Oct. 03, 2023

                Webbed Woman

                Est: $25,000 - $35,000

                Elizabeth Catlett 1915 - 2012 Webbed Woman inscribed E C (on the base) bronze height: 38 in. on a 2 ¾ in. wooden base height: 96.5 cm. on a 7 cm. wooden base Conceived in 1995.

                Sotheby's
              • Elizabeth Catlett (1915 - 2012) American
                Aug. 22, 2023

                Elizabeth Catlett (1915 - 2012) American

                Est: $1,500 - $2,500

                Elizabeth Catlett (1915 - 2012) Pencil on Manilla Paper, Signed Lower Left, Measures ( 17.5 x 11 inches ) w/frame ( 24.5 x 18 inches ) Known for abstract sculpture in bronze and marble as well as prints and paintings, particularly depicting the female figure, Elizabeth Catlett is unique for distilling African American, Native American, and Mexican art in her work. She is "considered by many to be the greatest American black sculptor".Catlett was born in Washington D.C. and later became a Mexican citizen, residing in Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico. She spent the last 35 years of her life in Mexico. Her father, a math teacher at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, died before she was born, but the family, including her working mother, lived in the relatively commodious home of his family in DC. Catlett received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University, where there was much discussion about whether or not black artists should depict their own heritage or embrace European modernism.

                Cutler Bay Auctions
              • Elizabeth Catlett woodcut
                Aug. 05, 2023

                Elizabeth Catlett woodcut

                Est: $600 - $900

                Elizabeth Catlett (American 1915-2012)                                                    Man                                                                                                        woodcut and linocut in color, 1975, signed in pencil, printed in 2003 in an edition of 250, The Print Club of Cleveland publication no. 83 for 2005.         17 3/4 x 12''

                Rachel Davis Fine Arts
              • ELIZABETH CATLETT, TWO GENERATIONS, 1979, LITHO.
                Jun. 09, 2023

                ELIZABETH CATLETT, TWO GENERATIONS, 1979, LITHO.

                Est: $1,000 - $2,000

                Catlett, Elizabeth (America 1915-2012). Two Generations. 1979. Lithograph on wove paper. Signed and dated in pencil l.r, editioned 40/100 in pencil in l.l. Blind stamp in l.l. Framed and matted. Sight: 27" x 19 3/4". Frame: 33 3/8" x 26 1/2". Born and raised in Washington D.C. Elizabeth Catlett is best know for her depictions of Black American life in the 20th century. Condition: Good. Some toning, foxing throughout. Partially laid down onto backing, adhered to matting. Some buckling.

                Quinn's Auction Galleries
              • Catlett, Elizabeth (1915-2012) Rafaela.
                Jun. 01, 2023

                Catlett, Elizabeth (1915-2012) Rafaela.

                Est: $800 - $1,200

                Catlett, Elizabeth (1915-2012) Rafaela. 1959. Screenprint on wove paper, number sixty-five from an edition of eighty-five, signed by the artist in pencil, lower right, creased, with one corner formerly rolled, surface abrasions to verso, 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. Catlett continued her exploration of printmaking after accepting a Rosenwald Fund Fellowship to study in Mexico in 1946. Her interest in social themes and representational work seemed more appropriate in the context of the work of Mexican artists in the period, in contrast to the American trend toward Abstract Expressionism. She lived in Mexico for decades, only returning to the States in 1983.

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