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Roslyn A. Walker material relating to Allan R. Crite, 1938-1972

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Walker, Roslyn A., 1944-  Search this
Crite, Allan Rohan  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
6 Items
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
This collection contains letters and printed material relating to African American artist Allan R. Crite. Included are an illustrated letter from Crite to Roslyn Walker, February 27, 1972; an illustrated New Year's greeting, 1972; three pamphlets by Crite, "Towards a Rediscovery of the Cultural Heritage of the United States" (1968), "The Nativity of Jesus Christ La Natividad de Jesucristo," illustrated and hand-colored (1969), and "Is it Nothing to You?" (1948) illustrated and signed by Crite 1980. There is also a copy of an article by Crite, "Why I Illustrate the Spirituals," World Horizons magazine, May 1938.
Roslyn A. Walker material relating to Allan R. Crite, 1938-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation
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Biography Note:
Roslyn A. Walker was director of the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution from 1997-2002. Walker collected material relating to painter and printmaker Allan Rohan Crite (1910- 2007). Crite was an African American painter and printmaker in Boston, Massachusetts. He is best known for his religious illustrations, but also chronicled African American life in Boston in the 1930s-1940s. During the Depression, Crite developed a series of "neighborhood paintings" inspired by Boston's African American community.
Language Note:
English .
Donated 2016 by Roslyn A. Walker.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
African American artists  Search this
African American  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
African American
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art