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Corita Kent

American, 1918-1986


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Born

Iowa: Fort Dodge, November 20, 1918

Died

Massachusetts: Boston, 1986

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California: Los Angeles

Occupation or Type

printmaker

nun

Bio

Sister Mary Corita Kent, a nun at the Immaculate Heart of Mary convent in Los Angeles and an art professor at Immaculate Heart College, rose to national and international prominence in the 1960s and 1970s with her brightly colored screenprints. Her art reflects her activist commitment to peace and social justice.

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Female

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