For your consideration is a groovy, retro style serigraph titled Inspirational Quote and hand signed in pencil in the bottom right by beloved artist Sister Corita Kent.
Dimensions: 23h x 17.5w
Sister Corita Kent (1918-1986) was an artist, educator, and advocate for social justice. At age 18 she entered the religious order Immaculate Heart of Mary, eventually teaching in and then heading up the art department at Immaculate Heart College. Her work evolved from figurative and religious to incorporating advertising images and slogans, popular song lyrics, biblical verses, and literature. Throughout the 60s, her work became increasingly political, urging viewers to consider poverty, racism, and injustice. In 1968 she left the order and moved to Boston. After 1970, her work evolved into a sparser, introspective style, influenced by living in a new environment, a secular life, and her battles with cancer. She remained active in social causes until her death in 1986.
At the time of her death, she had created almost 800 serigraph editions, thousands of watercolors, and innumerable public and private commissions. In 1963 Corita is commissioned to create a banner for the Vatican Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair in New York and in 1967 Corita was on the cover of the Christmas issue of Newsweek Magazine. In 1983 Corita was asked to designs the iconic love postage stamp. Over the years Kent had solo exhibitions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts and her work is in several art museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.