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Ernest Crichlow
NEW DREAMS Signed Lithograph, Black History, African American Women

2002

$2,450

About

NEW DREAMS is an original limited edition lithograph by the Harlem Renaissance, African-American artist ERNEST CRICHLOW (1914-2005). Printed from hand drawn plates using traditional hand lithography techniques on archival printmaking paper 100% acid free. Poignant realistic portrait of a young black girl, profile view, combed back flip hairstyle, wearing a pale peach puff sleeve dress, as she pensively gazes forward(toward the future?), a historic rural scene from the past transpires behind her shown as an older African American woman dressed in a white blouse, head wrap, and long dark skirt bending forward as she works in the field. NEW DREAMS is a fine social-realist style portrait expressed in an attractive warm color palette with ivory cream as the background, and sepia brown for the main drawing and tree with delicate yellow green and coral red leaves; a railed fence in front of a band of light olive green forms a grassy division between the present and past. Print size - 24.5 x 16.75 inches Image size - 17.75 x 11.75 inches Year - 2002 Edition size - 150 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
  • Creation Year
    2002
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24.5 in. (62.23 cm)Width: 16.75 in. (42.55 cm)
  • More Editions & Sizes
    Edition 150Price: $2,450
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Mint condition, never been framed or mounted, pencil signed and numbered by the artist,(actual print number may differ from photo depending on availability)publishers chop lower left, print documentation/COA will be provided.
  • Gallery Location
    Union City, NJ
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU83237500222

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    Ships From: Union City, NJ
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