La Presa

A work made of linocut on gray laid paper.
© 2019 Catlett Mora Family Trust / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

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  • A work made of linocut on gray laid paper.

Date:

1952

Artist:

Elizabeth Catlett
American, active in Mexico, 1915-2012

About this artwork

This print, La presa (The Dam), is representative of work Elizabeth Catlett produced for the Taller de Gráfica Popular (People’s Graphic Arts Workshop) to celebrate Mexicanidad (Mexican revolutionary spirit) and social and economic progress. This specific print is part of a series created to laud the achievements of Lázaro Cárdenas’s presidency: in this case, building a dam and channeling environmental resources into impoverished areas of the country, spreading electricity and improved education throughout Mexico. The print was produced for a government-sponsored conference and was exhibited there.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Elizabeth Catlett

Title

La Presa

Origin

United States

Date

1952

Medium

Linocut on gray laid paper

Dimensions

452 x 374 mm (image); 638 x 485 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of The Leadership Advisory Committee

Reference Number

2005.144

Copyright

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

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