The Joyous Art Of Sister Corita 1968 Magazine Article Original Pages
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The Joyous Art Of Sister Corita 1968 Magazine Article Original Pages:
Wonderful magazine article on Sister Corita Kent and her very popular art of the late 1960's.
The cover of The Saturday Evening Post magazine, Dec. 28, 1968 - January 11, 1969, shows samples of her art posters and drawings.
Also included are original magazine pages 30, 31, 32, 33. These pages show some excellent examples of her ever-popular style of getting her messages out to the masses.
Pages 29 and 34 are also included, but contain parts of unrelated stories. The "From The Editor" write-up is also included. It was done by Bill Emerson.
Only the pages mentioned here, and the magazine cover are included in this offer - not the entire magazine.
The pages are in overall good condition. Paper has yellowed slightly with age.
The pages measure 10 3/8" x 13 1/4". The cover measures 10 1/8" x 12 3/4". The "From The Editor" write-up measures 6 3/4" x 7".
All pages are in good condition, but do show normal wear and slight yellowing. They are 49 years old!!
I'll place the pages inside a plastic sleeve and add two pieces of white foam board for protection while mailing by US First Class in a bubble envelope.
I'll mail the same day, or next day after PayPal payment is received.
Following is some info on this special person:
(1918 - 1986)
Corita Kent, aka Sister Mary Corita Kent, was born Frances Elizabeth Kent in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She was an artist, educator, and advocate for social justice. After high school, Kent entered the Roman Catholic order of Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles. She took classes at Otis (now Otis College of Art and Design) and Chouinard Art Institute and earned her BA from Immaculate Heart College in 1941. She earned her MA at the University of Southern California in Art History in 1951. Between 1938 and 1968 Kent lived and worked in the Immaculate Heart Community. She taught in the Immaculate Heart College and was the chairman of its art department. She worked almost exclusively with silkscreen and serigraphy, helping to establish it as a fine art medium. Her work evolved from figurative and religious to incorporating advertising images and slogans, popular song lyrics, biblical verses, and literature. Throughout the ‘60s, her work became increasingly political, urging viewers to consider poverty, racism, and injustice. In 1968 she left the order and moved to Boston. After 1970, her work evolved into a sparser, introspective style, influenced by living in a new Environment, a secular life, and her battles with cancer. She remained active in social causes until her death in 1986. At the time of her death, she had created almost 800 serigraph editions, thousands of watercolors, and innumerable public and private commissions. Her work includes the 1985 Love Stamp and Rainbow Swash (1971), the 150-foot (46 m)-high natural gas tank in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. She was friends with Alfred Hitchcock, John Cage, Saul Bass, Buckminster Fuller and Charles and Ray Eames.
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