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Elizabeth Catlett

1915 - 2012

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Elizabeth Catlett, born as Alice Elizabeth Catlett, also known as Elizabeth Catlett Mora (April 15, 1915 – April 2, 2012) was an African American sculptor and graphic artist best known for her depictions of the Black-American experience in the 20th century, which often focused on the female experience. She was born and raised in Washington, D.C., to parents working in education, and was the grandchild of formerly enslaved people. It was difficult for a black woman at this time to pursue a career as a working artist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elizabeth Catlett has received more than 404,854 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Elizabeth Catlett is the 1,700th most popular painter (down from 1,414th in 2019), the 11,508th most popular biography from United States (up from 11,661st in 2019) and the 135th most popular American Painter.

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  • 400k

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  • 39.01

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  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.18

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among painters, Elizabeth Catlett ranks 1,700 out of 1,421Before her are Robert S. Duncanson, Hablot Knight Browne, Kari Byron, John Opie, George Peter Alexander Healy, and Shepard Fairey. After her are Ali Divandari, Arthur Streeton, Maria de Dominici, Ernest Townsend, Thomas Kinkade, and Laurel Holloman.

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Among people born in 1915, Elizabeth Catlett ranks 258Before her are Magda Gabor, Siegfried Purner, Lona Andre, Yvonne Mitchell, Malik Meraj Khalid, and Arthur Owen. After her are Robin Montgomerie-Charrington, Arthur Lowe, Archie Williams, Veda Ann Borg, Bill Williams, and Dorothy Dell. Among people deceased in 2012, Elizabeth Catlett ranks 419Before her are Don Cornelius, Stephen Dunham, Alex Karras, Al Freeman Jr., Milt Campbell, and Arlen Specter. After her are Ronnie Montrose, Eduard Ivanov, Robert Bork, Les Leston, Thomas Kinkade, and Barry Unsworth.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Elizabeth Catlett ranks 11,508 out of 18,182Before her are Ron Klain (1961), Mae Faggs (1932), Brian Baumgartner (1972), King Baggot (1879), Chino Moreno (1973), and Marc Connelly (1890). After her are David Marks (1948), Keith Cooke (1959), Brandy Ledford (1969), Bethany Joy Lenz (1981), Noah Beery (1882), and Tom Tully (1908).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Elizabeth Catlett ranks 135Before her are John La Farge (1835), Edwin Lord Weeks (1849), Robert S. Duncanson (1821), Kari Byron (1974), George Peter Alexander Healy (1813), and Shepard Fairey (1970). After her are Thomas Kinkade (1958), Laurel Holloman (1971), Eastman Johnson (1824), Samuel Colman (1832), Lauren Faust (1974), and Kara Walker (1969).