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Allan Rohan Crite

b. 1910

Allan Rohan Crite was raised in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 1936. He became an vital member of Boston's art community, and one of the most important African-American artists of the twentieth century. Crite's early paintings depict the daily life of Boston's African-American community. According to Crite, he sought to show viewers the "real Negro" as opposed to the "Harlem" or "jazz Negro," that was created by white people. In his later work, religious themes dominated, offering a message of hope and deliverance. During the 1950s Crite wrote and illustrated books with theological themes telling "the story of man through the black figure."

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Allan Rohan Crite Woodcut
Saint Francis of Assisi
Signed Lower Right
14" x 8" (image size)

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