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DAC Collection Artist Information

Corita, aka Sister Mary Corita, Corita Kent, Mary Corita Kent

American designer, printmaker, and educator

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
A Roman Catholic nun from 1936-1968, Corita gained fame as a pop artist in the 1960s. As the head of the art department of Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles, she taught students to find art in everyday life, as well as everyday objects. As her classes grew, so did her fame - in 1967 her works were displayed in over 150 shows in the Unites States alone. This led her to leave public life in 1968, though she continued to work. Her most well-known work was painted on a large gas storage tank in suburban Boston during the Vietnam War - a series of large strokes of paint which instigated controversy as some claimed to see the image of Ho Chi Minh hidden within the strokes. American artist, Los Angeles, Calif; Catholic nun.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500014156.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Corita, aka Sister Mary Corita, Corita Kent, Mary Corita Kent:

Corita There Is Only One Man, 20th century Screenprint
Corita Coloria, 1963 Screenprint
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ULAN biographical content is displayed with permission of the Getty Research Institute. Some ULAN content in some DAC artist records has been lightly edited. Content from the Getty Research Institute is © 2019 The J. Paul Getty Trust. All rights reserved.

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