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Kara Elizabeth Walker

American book artist, painter, and installation artist

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Known for her nearly life-sized silhouettes of stereotypical slave narratives that explore race relations and its history through jolting yet whimsical pictorial means; included in the 1997 Whitney Biennial.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500123343.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Kara Elizabeth Walker:

Kara Elizabeth Walker Untitled (John Brown), 1996-1997 Etching and aquatint on chine collé mulberry paper on Rives BFK paper
Kara Elizabeth Walker Vanishing Act, 1996-1997 Etching and spit-bite aquatint on chine collé mulberry paper on Rives BFK paper
Kara Elizabeth Walker Freedom, a Fable: A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times, 1997 Paper cut-out multiples in a pop-up silhouette book in leather binding; pop-ups created by laser cutting on black and white wove paper
Kara Elizabeth Walker Boo Hoo, 2000 Linocut
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