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Civil Rights Congress

Print in black ink of a black boy sitting on a stool. Behind him looms a skeleton in a white hooded costume holding a noose. The skeleton is held back by a larger-than-life black man in glasses, William Patterson, who reaches in from the right side of the image wearing a banner that reads, "CRC."
© 2019 Catlett Mora Family Trust / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

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  • Print in black ink of a black boy sitting on a stool. Behind him looms a skeleton in a white hooded costume holding a noose. The skeleton is held back by a larger-than-life black man in glasses, William Patterson, who reaches in from the right side of the image wearing a banner that reads, "CRC."

Date:

1949

Artist:

Elizabeth Catlett
American, active in Mexico, 1915-2012

About this artwork

This print, Civil Rights Congress, was produced in Mexico but represents Elizabeth Catlett’s continued concern for the condition of the African American community in the United States. The piece commemorates William Patterson, a member of the Communist Party and the national executive secretary of the Civil Rights Congress.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Elizabeth Catlett

Title

Civil Rights Congress

Origin

United States

Date

1949

Medium

Linocut on cream wove paper

Dimensions

310 × 180 mm (image); 462 × 325 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of The Leadership Advisory Committee

Reference Number

2005.143

Copyright

© 2019 Catlett Mora Family Trust / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

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