Corita Kent Bio

Corita Kent (1918–1986) is celebrated for her silkscreen prints addressing poverty, racism, war, and social justice. An American Roman Catholic sister, artist, and educator, Kent transformed the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Immaculate Heart College in L.A. into a politically active community in support of peace and humanitarianism throughout the 1960’s and 70’s. In 1968, she became a full time artist in Boston, MA, and created works motivated toward social change for the remainder of her career.