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Screenprint Sister

The work of Sister Corita Kent – an LA-based screenprinting nun from the 1960s whose inspirational work still resonates as much as ever.Large 9019494b 5b33 47d8 af31 c10c2319b4e8Large 54b8d58b dc60 442b b6b5 88078ea0d2d2Sister Corita was unusual in that as well as being part of the religious order Immaculate Heart of Mary, she was an educator, a successful artist and a strong advocate for social justice. As heading of the art department at Immaculate Heart College, she created work with mass appeal, incorporating everything from images and slogans taken from the world of advertising to song lyrics, biblical verses, and literature.

Corita’s work became increasingly political throughout the 1960s and reflected the racism, poverty and injustice which plagued parts of America at the time. While she is known for her religious beliefs, in 1968 she left the order. She carried on working and fighting for social justice until her death in 1986. By then, she had created almost 800 serigraphs, thousands of watercolors, and many public and private commissions.Large 52e493fa e059 4a1b 827e bb04ac92e6fb