A Finding Aid to the Allan Rohan Crite photographic material
Helen Farr Sloan Library, Delaware Art Museum
Extent: 1 linear ft.
Processed: Sarena Fletcher, 2005
Helen Farr Sloan Library
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806
SCOPE AND CONTENTS NOTE
The photographic material present were circulated as part of the Circuit Case Extension Cooperative.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL
Negative of a house. 9.5 x 12.2 cm (negative); 8.2 x 10.4 cm (image)
Negative of house interior, Edsall 248 West 125th St., New York. 9.1 x 12.5 cm (negative); 8.3 x 10.5 cm (image)
Negative of portrait of Crite, three-quarters view facing left, . Includes signature of Allan Rohan Crite bottom left corner. 17.5 x 12.5 cm (negative); 12.8 x 9.6 cm (image).
Photograph of portrait of Crite, three-quarters view facing left, . 13 x 10.2 cm, black and white. Previously pasted on white board with label: “Allan Crite, the subject of this exhibit was born in Plainfield, N.J. twenty-eight years ago. He was taken to Boston in his first year, and there received all his artistic training. // An only child, he was early encourage by his mother to draw as a means of amusing himself. // Formal art training first began at the Children’s Art Center in Boston, while he was still in grammar school. Training continued under Charles Woodbury, and at the Massachusetts School of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. // His works have been reproduced in World’s Horizons, the New York Times, the Boston Traveler, and Herald, and elsewhere.” Circuit Case Extension Cooperative. Bottom right corner of white board printed in black ink: Exhibit 11 – 1938-39.
Negative and photographic reproduction of “School is Out,” 193. 12.4 x 14.6 cm, black and white (photograph). [Original oil painting “School’s Out,” 1936, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the Museum of Modern Art, 1971.447.18.] Negative and photographic reproduction of “Settling the world’s problems,” ERA project circa 1935. 11.5 x 17.2 cm, black and white (photograph). [Original oil painting “Settling the World’s Problems,” circa 1933, Museum of Afro-American History, Boston.] Both photographs previously pasted on white board. Printed on verso in black ink: “#2 of Circuit Case Extension Exhibit – 1938-39. Allan Crite “Oil painting is a more recent development of Crite’s work through his paintings have been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art and in several museums throughout New England” // “Below (these) photographs of two of his oils ‘Settling the World’s Problems’ and ‘Schools Out'; the lower one is the more [per cent] of the time.”
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