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Roslyn Walker Photographs

Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Sculptor:
Akanji, Adebisi  Search this
Extent:
14 Slides (photographs) (Color, 35 mm)
11 Photographic prints (Color, duplicates of slides, 4x6 in)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Place:
Oshogbo (Nigeria)
Date:
1990-08
Content Description:
Collection includes (14) 35mm slides and (11) 4 x 6 in prints of slides except for #4 and #10. These materials relate to Roslyn Walker's trip to Oshogbo, Nigeria in August of 1999, to visit Chief Adebisi Akanji where he lived with Susan Wenger (1915-2009). During this trip, Walker asked Akanji about his work. His ongoing project at that time was with the Potters Field inside the Grove.
Biographical / Historical:
Roslyn A. Walker is a museum curator and expert on Nigerian art and was the director of the National Museum of African Art from 1997 to 2002. She grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and received her Bachelor's degree from Hampton University in Virginia, and several graduate degrees from Indiana University.

In 2000, under Walker's directorship, the National Museum of African Art launched the exhibition "A Concrete Vision: Oshogbo Art in the 1960s" which centered around four concrete screens by Adebisi Akanji, and other 11 artists from the western Nigerian town of Oshogbo.

Adebisi Akanji was born in Nigeria in the 1930s. He began his career as a bricklayer, a job that taught him to build with fired mud brick, cement block and mud walls coated with cement. His transition from craftsman to artist began with a contest to sculpt cement animals based on the heraldic animals found on the balustrades of Afro-Brazilian style Yoruba houses. This competition led to commissions and the development of his cement screens, which may form a wall or stand free as in a fence.

Although best known as a sculptor, Akanji is an accomplished textile artist also. His textiles show the same interest in curving lines, expressive forms and size to express importance as his screens. Although the individual figures show similarities, the textile figures float, their arrangement liberated from the framework required by the structural needs of reinforcing cement. His subjects often include characters or themes from traditional Yoruba art and oral literature, such as the drummer and the sacrifice. While some works include brilliant jewel tones, most of Akanji's textiles rely on indigo blue-the resist-dyed technique used in traditional Yoruba adire. Akanji's free-hand figural style, however, is far removed from the repeat geometry or stenciled figures most associated with older adire cloths.

Akanji also collaborated with Susanne Wenger for 10 years on the Oshun shrine, building and sculpting many of the shrine's major elements.

In August 1999, while in Nigeria to conduct a series of workshops, Walker made a special trip to Akanji's hometown. She did not know if he was still living. Inquiries inside the National Museum of Oshogbo led her to Akanji, an elderly man in sunglasses and an embroidered robe. She had not seen him since 1975, before she returned home after a three-year stay in Nigeria. The museum has been in touch with Akanji since that visit in hopes not only of verifying the museum's conclusions about how the screens were made but also of validating his understanding of the deterioration processes, which explain the present condition of the objects.
Jacqueline Trescott (9 May 2002). "African Art Museum Chief Retires; Roslyn Walker Cites Health Concerns". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016.

"Dr. Roslyn A. Walker Named Director Of National Museum Of African Art At The Smithsonian Institution In Washington D. C." Jet: 34. 17 February 1997. ISSN 0021-5996. Retrieved 25 May 2012.

Jacqueline Trescott (16 January 1997). "African Art Curator to Head Museum; Roslyn Walker Pledges To Broaden Scope, Outreach". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 9 March 2016.

Michael O'Sullivan (28 January 2000). "Oshogbo's Concrete Poetry". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016.

Janice Kaplan, "African sculptor's'concrete vision' results in creation of outdoor screens." Research Reports, National Museum of African Art, 2000.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptures  Search this
Identifier:
EEPA.2021-004
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Roslyn Walker Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7c966937e-c32d-4287-ba32-5bc27637c28e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2021-004

Exterior of former Extramural Department, with Adebisi Akanji's screen in foreground, Oshogbo, Nigeria

Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Sculptor:
Akanji, Adebisi  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (Color, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Oshogbo (Nigeria)
Date:
1999-08
Arrangement:
Images indexed by negative number, with title provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
General:
Original title reads "#1, The building is the former Extramural Department, University of Ibadan, Nigeria and the residence of Susan Wenger (Austrian, 1915-2009), artist and priestess, founder of The New Sacred Art in Oshogbo. Adebisi Akanji's screen is in the foreground."
Provenance:
Roslyn Walker, 2021.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptures  Search this
Identifier:
EEPA.2021-004, Item EEPA 2021-004-0001
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Roslyn Walker Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo70e610ed5-e9ea-46da-97cc-d922327e0c45
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2021-004-ref1

Mbari Mbayo club/center, front view with a cement screen by Adebisi Akanji, Oshogbo, Nigeria

Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Sculptor:
Akanji, Adebisi  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (Color, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Oshogbo (Nigeria)
Date:
1999-08
Arrangement:
Images indexed by negative number, with title provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
General:
Original title reads "#10, Similar view." Front view of the Mbari Mbayo building showing the cement screen by Adebisi Akanji.
Provenance:
Roslyn Walker, 2021.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptures  Search this
Identifier:
EEPA.2021-004, Item EEPA 2021-004-0010
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Roslyn Walker Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7baf9b970-0920-4ae8-9b09-1dcd50989589
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2021-004-ref10

Detail of screen at Mbari Mbayo building, Oshogbo, Nigeria

Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Sculptor:
Akanji, Adebisi  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (Color, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Oshogbo (Nigeria)
Date:
1999-08
Arrangement:
Images indexed by negative number, with title provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
General:
Original title reads "#11, Detail of the screen" at Mbari Mbayo building.
Provenance:
Roslyn Walker, 2021.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptures  Search this
Identifier:
EEPA.2021-004, Item EEPA 2021-004-0011
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Roslyn Walker Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7cba67359-bc4e-43e9-9c04-d5224bb6a143
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2021-004-ref11

Adebisi Akanji and his screen at the Mbari Mbayo building, Oshogbo, Nigeria

Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Sculptor:
Akanji, Adebisi  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (Color, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Oshogbo (Nigeria)
Date:
1999-08
Arrangement:
Images indexed by negative number, with title provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
General:
Original title reads "#12, Adebisi Akanji and his screen" at the Mbari Mbayo building.
Provenance:
Roslyn Walker, 2021.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptures  Search this
Identifier:
EEPA.2021-004, Item EEPA 2021-004-0012
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Roslyn Walker Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo722a89c44-0323-46a9-bff1-86a11380f3fe
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2021-004-ref12

Adebisi Akanji and his screen at the Mbari Mbayo building, Oshogbo, Nigeria

Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Sculptor:
Akanji, Adebisi  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (Color, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Oshogbo (Nigeria)
Date:
1999-08
Arrangement:
Images indexed by negative number, with title provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
General:
Original title reads "#13, Adebisi Akanji and his screen" at the Mbari Mbayo building.
Provenance:
Roslyn Walker, 2021.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptures  Search this
Identifier:
EEPA.2021-004, Item EEPA 2021-004-0013
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Roslyn Walker Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo75a24f9d7-03d3-48bf-b12c-2ddf3226f52b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2021-004-ref13

Adebisi Akanji and his screen at the Mbari Mbayo building, Oshogbo, Nigeria

Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Sculptor:
Akanji, Adebisi  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (Color, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Oshogbo (Nigeria)
Date:
1999-08
Arrangement:
Images indexed by negative number, with title provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
General:
Original title reads "#14, Another detail of the screen with Adebisi Akanji" at the Mbari Mbayo building.
Provenance:
Roslyn Walker, 2021.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptures  Search this
Identifier:
EEPA.2021-004, Item EEPA 2021-004-0014
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Roslyn Walker Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo70038572f-a2b4-4b90-a989-c713adbba279
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2021-004-ref14

Closer view of Akanji's screen outside of the former Extramural Department building, Oshogbo, Nigeria

Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Sculptor:
Akanji, Adebisi  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (Color, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Oshogbo (Nigeria)
Date:
1999-08
Arrangement:
Images indexed by negative number, with title provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
General:
Original title reads "#2, Closer view of the screen. Adebisi Akanji is to the far left."
Provenance:
Roslyn Walker, 2021.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptures  Search this
Identifier:
EEPA.2021-004, Item EEPA 2021-004-0002
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Roslyn Walker Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo73d9b7c28-bc11-4b45-9038-98308456426e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2021-004-ref2

Closeup of Adebisi Akanji and screen outside of the former Extramural Department building, Oshogbo, Nigeria

Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Sculptor:
Akanji, Adebisi  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (Color, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Oshogbo (Nigeria)
Date:
1999-08
Arrangement:
Images indexed by negative number, with title provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
General:
Original title reads "#3 Close up of the screen and Adebisi Akanji."
Provenance:
Roslyn Walker, 2021.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptures  Search this
Identifier:
EEPA.2021-004, Item EEPA 2021-004-0003
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Roslyn Walker Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo72c9417fd-4910-45d4-80d6-ced4d3e82b4d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2021-004-ref3

Closeup of Adebisi Akanji and screen outside of the former Extramural Department building, Oshogbo, Nigeria

Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Sculptor:
Akanji, Adebisi  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (Color, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Oshogbo (Nigeria)
Date:
1999-08
Arrangement:
Images indexed by negative number, with title provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
General:
Original title reads "#4, Close up of the screen and Adebisi Akanji."
Provenance:
Roslyn Walker, 2021.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptures  Search this
Identifier:
EEPA.2021-004, Item EEPA 2021-004-0004
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Roslyn Walker Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo73137f421-dd34-4224-96ce-4050c3c6f1e5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2021-004-ref4

Detail of Adebisi Akanji's screen outside of the former Extramural Department building, Oshogbo, Nigeria

Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Sculptor:
Akanji, Adebisi  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (Color, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Oshogbo (Nigeria)
Date:
1999-08
Arrangement:
Images indexed by negative number, with title provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
General:
Original title reads "#5, Detail of Adebisi Akanji's screen."
Provenance:
Roslyn Walker, 2021.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptures  Search this
Identifier:
EEPA.2021-004, Item EEPA 2021-004-0005
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Roslyn Walker Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7db2bf9b8-f3a7-41e2-b786-8b00d184f186
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2021-004-ref5

Detail of the screen with Adebisi Akanji, Oshogbo, Nigeria

Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Sculptor:
Akanji, Adebisi  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (Color, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Oshogbo (Nigeria)
Date:
1999-08
Arrangement:
Images indexed by negative number, with title provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
General:
Original title reads "#6, Detail of the screen with Adebisi Akanji."
Provenance:
Roslyn Walker, 2021.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptures  Search this
Identifier:
EEPA.2021-004, Item EEPA 2021-004-0006
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Roslyn Walker Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo77f443a4f-20f3-4fef-a28a-0be46cfcc487
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2021-004-ref6

Rear view of the screen with unidentified gentleman, Oshogbo, Nigeria

Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Sculptor:
Akanji, Adebisi  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (Color, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Oshogbo (Nigeria)
Date:
1999-08
Arrangement:
Images indexed by negative number, with title provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
General:
Original title reads "#7, Rear view of the screen with unidentified gentleman."
Provenance:
Roslyn Walker, 2021.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptures  Search this
Identifier:
EEPA.2021-004, Item EEPA 2021-004-0007
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Roslyn Walker Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo761b81b77-e20b-4651-9e81-706a43dadbdf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2021-004-ref7

Mbari Mbayo club/center, view from the side with a cement screen by Adebisi Akanji, Oshogbo, Nigeria

Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Sculptor:
Akanji, Adebisi  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (Color, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Oshogbo (Nigeria)
Date:
1999-08
Arrangement:
Images indexed by negative number, with title provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
General:
Original title reads "#8, Mbari Mbayo club/center, not far from the Extramural building. View from the side with a cement screen by Adebisi Akanji."
Provenance:
Roslyn Walker, 2021.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptures  Search this
Identifier:
EEPA.2021-004, Item EEPA 2021-004-0008
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Roslyn Walker Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7036da4fb-a45b-48b6-a158-32807f0de411
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2021-004-ref8

Mbari Mbayo club/center, front view with a cement screen by Adebisi Akanji, Oshogbo, Nigeria

Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Sculptor:
Akanji, Adebisi  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (Color, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Oshogbo (Nigeria)
Date:
1999-08
Arrangement:
Images indexed by negative number, with title provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
General:
Original title reads "#9, Front view of the Mbari Mbayo building showing the cement screen by Adebisi Akanji."
Provenance:
Roslyn Walker, 2021.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptures  Search this
Identifier:
EEPA.2021-004, Item EEPA 2021-004-0009
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Roslyn Walker Photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7ffae51a2-2f77-4fd2-88bc-9e375c828579
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2021-004-ref9

The Ikere palace veranda posts by Olowe of Ise

Author:
Walker, Roslyn A  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Ọlọ́wẹ̀ of Isẹ̀ approximately 1875-approximately 1938  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Ikerre
Date:
1991
Topic:
Yoruba verandah posts  Search this
Palaces  Search this
Sculpture, Yoruba  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_493123

Roslyn A. Walker material relating to Allan R. Crite

Creator:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Names:
Crite, Allan Rohan, 1910-2007  Search this
Extent:
6 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1972
Summary:
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.
Scope and Contents:
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.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
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.
Provenance:
Donated 2016 by Roslyn A. Walker.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information
Occupation:
Museum directors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Citation:
Roslyn A. Walker material relating to Allan R. Crite, 1938-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.walkros
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94013d324-43f5-470e-a012-02f056836d10
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-walkros

Letter and Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder (Folder 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1972
Scope and Contents:
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.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information
Collection Citation:
Roslyn A. Walker material relating to Allan R. Crite, 1938-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.walkros, Series 1
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Roslyn A. Walker material relating to Allan R. Crite
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw903146f6f-d262-4770-84d6-123d6d77a429
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-walkros-ref3

Letter and Printed Material relating to Allan R. Crite

Collection Creator:
Walker, Roslyn A.  Search this
Container:
Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1938
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information
Collection Citation:
Roslyn A. Walker material relating to Allan R. Crite, 1938-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Roslyn A. Walker material relating to Allan R. Crite
Roslyn A. Walker material relating to Allan R. Crite / Series 1: Letter and Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97d0091f1-c1c3-4128-9e70-153d33049d14
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-walkros-ref4

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

Creator:
Walker, Roslyn A., 1944-  Search this
Subject:
Crite, Allan Rohan  Search this
Citation:
Roslyn A. Walker material relating to Allan R. Crite, 1938-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17382
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)381926
AAA_collcode_walkros
Theme:
African American
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_381926

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