*Elizabeth Catlett was nearly an expatriate of the U.S. because of what the U.S. government thought was her activism that included communists.

She has lived, since 1946, in Mexico city.  It wasn’t until Clinton was President that she was offered her passport at the U.S. embassy and she now holds dual citizenship.  She has owned an apartment in New York since the 1970s.

She was born in Washington, D.C., April 15, 1915.  She has sculpted some of the most improtant pieces of the 20th century. Catlett, a granddaughter of enslaved family, has seen her works placed in the permanent collections of many major museums.  (more…)