On the cover of newsweek in 1967, sister mary corita became. Artist corita kent 19181986, also known as sister mary corita, created highlystylized prints that played with the conventions of popular culture, advertising and magazine graphics to deliver. Sister mary corita kent, was born frances elizabeth kent in fort dodge, iowa, in 1918, the fifth of six children in a devoutly catholic family. In the 60s and 70s, kent elevated screen printing, a sign painters lowly tool, into a respected art form. Corita kent 19181986, a diminutive and charismatic nun of the sisters. Chastity, poverty, and obedience guided sister corita, but so did a call to. By the 1960s, her vibrant serigraphs were drawing international acclaim. Sister corita kents timeless rules for learning and life, handlettered by lisa congdon corita kent, mary doria russell and the book of duels. Corita merchandise including books, videos, gifts, apparel, cards, postcards and more. Sister corita kent sisters, graphic design typography. Eisenstein and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles. The hammers 600image teaser of sister mary corita kent. Also known as sister mary corita, kent is often seen as a curiosity or an anomaly in the pop art movement. Sister coritaknown later in life as corita kentis the focus.
Her bright, colorful silkscreen prints were the rage of the 1960s. Find the latest shows, biography, and artworks for sale by corita kent. Exhibitions, corita kent and the language of pop harvard. Sister mary corita kent poster jesus never fails 10x14 vtg 1968 print euc. Sister corita kent addressed racism and war through her work, challenging the catholic church to keep pace with the liberal 1960s. It measures approximately 14 x 10 overall, has no tears or stains, comes from a dry, smokefree environment, and is strictly. View this item and discover similar for sale at sister mary corita kent serigraph. During a period of turbulent social change, she found a way to be in the world but not of the world. Reviewed in the united states on september 24, 2011. Sister corita mary corita kent, harvey cox, samuel a. Corita sister corita, sister mary corita, corita kent illustrator. Corita s work reflected her concerns about poverty, racism, and war, and her messages of peace and social justice continue to resonate with audiences today. Sister mary corita kent poster as witnesses to the light 1968 print.
Sister mary corita the pop art of corita kent pictures. Make offer sister mary corita kent box set art prints, exhibition book, posters and box. Sister mary corita, as she was known, entered the order in 1936, taking art classes at otis college and chouinard art institute which eventually became calarts, she. This is the most amazing item i have ever purchased on amazon the 1960s modern art by corita kent is stunningly beautiful, positive and light. In 1963, corita illustrated covers for ten spice islands recipe booklets which were a mailorder premium. Sister mary corita kent 1963 spice islands cookbook.
Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers. To believe in god hardcover january, 1968 by joseph pintauro author, sister mary corita illustrator 4. Sister mary corita kent is known for serigraphs, design, art education. Her birth name was frances elizabeth kent and corita took the name sister mary corita when she joined the immaculate heart of mary. Sister mary corita kent artist biography for sister mary. Because it was an order devoted to mary, all the nuns had a variation of mary in their name, but they frequently dropped it when speaking to each other. Perhaps one of the biggest legacies of ihc is sister mary corita, better known to many as corita kent, artistactivist and chairperson of the ihc art department from 19511968.
The campaign won advertising awards, propelled by coritas stunning wraparound covers. On the cover of newsweek in 1964, sister mary corita became known as the rebel nun. The book s final two chapters deal with something of the artists legacy as sister mary corita, ihm before treating her departure from religious life, after which she moved to. Corita kent, the nun who made joyous, politically charged. One of the unlikeliest figures in contemporary art was a nun. Discovering sister mary corita kent in boston martin. Dj with corner and edge wear, sunned spine and discoloration of white portions. Corita kent november 20, 1918 september 18, 1986, aka sister mary corita kent, was born frances elizabeth kent in fort dodge, iowa. Sister mary corita kent was born frances elizabeth kent and retained the name corita kent following her departure from the immaculate heart of mary sisters.
Rose pacatte, fsp, offers an indepth look at corita kent, gentle revolutionary of the heart, letting the beauty and truth of her life and art. New and vintage corita merchandise including books, videos, gifts, apparel, cards, postcards and more. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. Sister corita kents primary medium was silk screen, also known as serigraphy. Of some country by fitzgerald, robert and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Mary corita kent was born in fort dodge, iowa in 1918, then moved with her family to vancouver, british columbia, in 1920. Corita kent, or sister mary corita as she was known before she left the order of the immaculate heart, was born in 1918 in fort dodge, iowa. Sister mary corita kent, once the nations bestknown nun, won fame as a serigraph artist. The forgotten pop art of sister corita kent kents work, which included the u. A contemporary of andy warhol and ed ruscha, corita kent aka sister mary corita cre the corita art center, a project of the immaculate heart community, preserves and promotes corita. Sister corita by mary corita kent, harvey cox and samuel a. Corita kent sister mary corita jacket and interior illustrations illustrator. Coritas work reflected her concerns about poverty, racism, and war, and her messages of peace and social justice continue to resonate with audiences today.
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. Proceeds from our shop support the mission of the corita art center. Corita kent, an american nun and pop artist, led a life of creativity and love that took her in unexpected directions. She used printmaking as a populist medium to communicate with the world, and her avantgarde designs appeared widely as billboards, book jackets, illustrations. Sister corita by sister mary corita kent, harvey cox, samuel a. Corita kent november 20, 1918 september 18, 1986, born frances elizabeth kent and also known as sister mary corita kent, was an american roman catholic religious sister. Corita kents 1964 screenprint the juiciest tomato of all established her reputation as a renegade. Sister mary corita kent was activelived in massachusetts, california, iowa canada. Corita kent, also known as sister mary corita, was an artist with an innovative approach to design and education.
Sister mary corita kent, was born frances elizabeth kent in fort dodge, iowa. Celebrating sister mary corita, the nun and popart icon. Sister mary corita kent box set art prints, exhibition book, posters and box. Sister mary corita kent sacred art pilgrim collection. A nun, an activist and a prolific artist, sister mary corita kent wasnt your runofthemill sister of the immaculate heart of mary. For the very first time, author april dammann brings readers the life story, the telling artwork, and the overarching spirituality of the woman who rose to fame as sister mary corita in the tumultuous 1960s. Kents emphasis on printing was partially due to her wish for democratic outreach, as she wished for affordable art for the masses. To believe in god joseph pintauro, sister mary corita on. Sister mary corita kent was the perfect embodiment of the new nun, whose life, faith, and art reflected the reforming spirit of the second vatican council, convened in the early 1960s to guide the roman catholic church into the modern era. In 1923, the kents moved to hollywood, where corita as she eventually preferred to be known took art classes at the nearby school run by the sisters of the immaculate heart of mary. Sister mary corita kent returned to my attention, august, 2009 in boston while i was browsing monographs on artists and designers in brattle book shop. American artist corita kent juxtaposed spiritual, pop cultural, literary, and political writings alongside symbols of consumer culture and modern life in order to create bold images and prints during the 1960s.
Corita kent and the language of pop corita kent in the. This is a very rare catalog book, box set by sister corita filled with 32 art prints by the sister as well as the catalog book. Her innovative methods pushed back the limitations of twodimensional mediums of the times. Too often religious statements impart an atmosphere of solemnity and gloom. Corita kent and the language of pop positions kent and her work within the pop.1557 888 1023 38 1563 304 1312 473 168 240 1040 593 1383 637 1527 467 594 276 166 1465 1408 1372 1022 522 770 375 1034 453 502 294 61 910 1477 392 297 1257 421 390