I Love a Parade - ALLAN CRITE
African American, (1910-2007)
Lithograph, 1948, edition 15. 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in ink. This is a superb impression of this extremely rare print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Crite was was born in New Jersey but lived most of his life in Boston where he studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. He was one of the preeminent Boston African American artists and lived in the historic South End. He was employed by the Federal Arts project. Crite was interested in social commentary and he depicted life as he observed it in the neighborhoods of Boston, especially in the vicinity of where he lived. His later work was primarily religious in nature. This exceptional print is found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art among others. It's entry # 27 in Alone in a Crowd, Prints of the 1930s-40s by African-American Artists from the Collection of Reba and Dave Williams (1993). This catalogue accompanied the exhibition of one hundred and five prints which traveled to about sixteen museums.
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