Black History Sculptor Elizabeth Catlett Dies at 96

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April 8, 2012 ‐ By

Legendary black sculptor Elizabeth Catlett, a U.S. expatriate, has died at the age of 96.

Catlett had been living in Mexico since being barred from the U.S. during the McCarthy era for her political activism. She is well-known for her sculptures of Mexican and African American women. Catlett was born in Washington D.C. in 1936 and attended Howard University.

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