27 October 2010

Sister Corita: The Print Making Nun

It's been argued by many, that Sister Corita was one of the greatest artists of her time...rivaling even that of Andy Warhol.

"A Catholic convent and college in Los Angeles might seem an unlikely breeding ground for Pop Art and social commentary. However, for nearly three decades, Sister Mary Corita—a Catholic nun, teacher, and inspiration to such luminaries as Buckminster Fuller and Charles Eames—devoted her life to creating cutting-edge serigraphs. In 1946, a decade after joining the Order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sister Corita began teaching art at Immaculate Heart College and by 1952 she had exhibited her first screenprint..."

Visit Sister Corita's site HERE

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