People of Atlanta

Elizabeth Catlett

Artist Elizabeth Catlett wanted this monumental sculpture to reflect the diversity of the people of Atlanta. It features a crowd of busy people passing one another against a cityscape background. Catlett says these people represent “young, old, black, white, Asian, Latin, men, women, children.”

Catlett was a sculptor and painter who was dedicated to improving the lives of African American and Mexican women through both her artwork and political activism.

Atlanta City Hall, 2nd Floor
Central and Trinity Streets
Atlanta, GA 30303