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Ernest Crichlow
EVENING THOUGHTS Signed Lithograph, Young Black Female Portrait, Color Collage

2002

$2,300

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EVENING THOUGHTS is an original limited edition lithograph by the Harlem Renaissance, social realist African-American artist ERNEST CRICHLOW (1914-2005). Printed in 2002 at JK Fine Art editions Co. from hand drawn plates using traditional hand lithography techniques on archival printmaking paper 100% acid free. EVENING THOUGHTS is an abstract style portrait of a pensive young black woman comprised of a color collage with geometric details forming her nose, forehead highlight, and eyes. The woman's youthful presence is enhanced by her lime green v-neck and periwinkle blue top as she peers from behind a pink curtain looking down and to her left, with her hand near her mouth. Moody moonlit background of teal blue, neutral gray. Ernest Crichlow was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1914, died 2005, Brooklyn NY. He joined the Harlem Artists Guild in the 1930s and worked alongside Jacob Lawrence, Charles Alston, and Aaron Douglas. The Artists Guild was supported by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), which provided employment for many artists during the Depression. For Crichlow, the WPA was essential to the formation of many careers of African-American artists. He said that the WPA was "the greatest stimulant the American art scene had ever had. It meant something to be an artist then. The WPA was our haven and offered us a real entrée into what was happening. We had a lot of hope . . . Before that, very few of us had anything resembling a real art education." Crichlow was always a strong advocate for black artists. In 1969, he, Romare Bearden, and Norman Lewis jointly founded the Cinque Gallery, an institution devoted to the advancement of black artists. Mr. Crichlow's artwork focused on the "indomitable inner strength, intrinsic beauty, dignity and essential humanity that exists in the African American community."

Details

  • Creator
    Ernest Crichlow (1914-2005, American)
  • Creation Year
    2002
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Width: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Mint condition, unframed, pencil signed and numbered by Ernest Crichlow, (actual print number may differ from photo upon availability) publishers chop embossed on lower left, print documentation/COA will be provided.
  • Gallery Location
    Union City, NJ
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU83237924582

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