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While using the simplified lines and attention to material that were important hallmarks of Modernist sculpture, Elizabeth Catlett also strove to create works that emphasized both female and African-American empowerment. No languorous pose suggestive of Titans Venus of Urbino or Manets Olympia , Catletts Female Torso stands boldly erect, strong thighs suggestive of sustained forward movement with no allowance for impediments. As a young woman, Catlett won a competitive scholarship to Carnegie Institute of Technology, but was denied entrance because she was black. Instead, she received her B.A. at Howard University and became the first student to earn an...
Created by: Catlett, Elizabeth