Elizabeth Catlett

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UI names residence hall after Elizabeth Catlett

Madison Street Residence Hall will carry the name of renowned African American alumna
The UI has proposed naming the Madison Street Residence Hall after renowned sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett, the first African American woman to receive an MFA at the University of Iowa.

NPR Wood told Catlett to paint what she knew

When sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett studied at the UI, Grant Wood told her to depict what she knew. She became world famous for her dignified portrayals of African-American and Mexican women.