Leita Mitchell

Leita Mitchell


“I live in Harlem and most of my work is drawn from the people who live, work, play and struggle and survive there.” -Leita Mitchell, 1976

Leita Mitchell spent her life in Harlem. Inspired by the collage work of Romare Bearden, Mitchell is known for her vibrant, vivid, and bold collages that imaginatively depict the people of Harlem. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in media arts at the School of Visual Arts in 1974.  Along with children’s book cover designs, her illustrations have been published in magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Black Enterprise and Redbook.

Street Livin'


Street Livin' by Leita Mitchell


Title: Street Livin’
Artist: Leita Mitchell
Date: n.d.
Medium: collage on paper board                    
17 ¾ x 13 inches
Accession Number: H77.51









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