SINGING THEIR SONGS is an original hand drawn limited edition lithograph by the highly acclaimed African-American woman artist Elizabeth Catlett, master printmaker and sculptor best known for her depictions of the African-American experience.
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Elizabeth Catlett
SINGING THEIR SONGS Signed Lithograph, For My People by Margaret Walker

1992

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SINGING THEIR SONGS is an original hand drawn limited edition lithograph by the highly acclaimed African-American woman artist Elizabeth Catlett, master printmaker and sculptor best known for her depictions of the African-American experience. SINGING THEIR SONGS is a four part portrait portraying the singing head of a black woman, a black woman dressed in brown floral calico kneeling in prayer, two small linocut male African heads printed in brown on a deep turquoise Japanese rice paper background, and the singing head of a young boy in a green checkered shirt. The vibrant color combination of deep turquoise, bright coral red orange, dark brown, white and neutral gray create a striking graphic composition by Elizabeth Catlett. From the FOR MY PEOPLE suite of prints, a set of 6 lithographs illustrating the well known 1942 poem by Margaret Walker. "For my people everywhere singing their slave songs repeatedly: their dirges and their ditties and their blues and jubilees, praying their prayers nightly to an unknown god, bending their knees humbly to an unseen power;" stanza from the poem FOR MY PEOPLE by Margaret Walker Print size 23” x 19” Color lithograph on archival Arches paper, 100% acid free, Edition printed using traditional hand lithography methods by J.K. Fine Art Editions Co, NJ. Published in 1992 by the Limited Editions Club, NY.

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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Very fine condition, never been framed or mounted, hand signed in pencil, dated and inscribed P.P.(Printers Proof) aside from edition of 99, printers chop mark embossed on lower corner
  • Dimensions
    H 23 in. x W 19 in. x D .125 in.H 58.42 cm x W 48.26 cm x D 3.18 mm
  • Gallery Location
    Union City, NJ
  • Reference Number
    LU83235196971
  • More Editions & Sizes
    Edition 99Price: $2,875
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