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