|I have given the world my songs - Elizabeth Catlett 3/30|
This linocut, a new addition to my gallery, was created by the pioneering and preeminent African American artist Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012). It was pulled in 1947 in Mexico City at the Taller de Graphica Popular or TGP and bears its stamp verso.
The narrative of the singer (Elizabeth Cotton?) includes a black man being beaten with a truncheon by a hooded member of the KKK and a flaming cross. It belongs to a series of 15 linocuts by the artist called "I am the negro woman."