Mary Corita Kent

American , 1918 - 1986

Mary Corita Kent worked in Los Angeles and Boston. She worked almost exclusively with silkscreen and serigraphy. Corita’s earliest works were largely iconographic; known as "neo-gothic" they borrowed phrases and depicted images from the Bible. She earned a BA from Immaculate Heart College in 1941 and an MA at the University of Southern California in Art History in 1951. She ran the Art Department at Immaculate Heart College until 1968 when she left the Order and moved to Boston.


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