Artist of the moment…….Allan Crite

Allan Crite was an African- American painter renown for his work with the figure in an urban landscape. Allan Crite was born in the year 1910 in North Plainfield, New Jersey. When he was still a child the family relocated to Boston where Crite would go on to attend the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Although accepted by Yale, Crite attended Harvard.

Crite was one of few painters of color employed by the Federal Arts Project.

Crite painted in oils and was also a printmaker producing some striking woodcuts.

For most of his career Crite was based out of Boston, Massachusetts.

In this clip we view a short bio about artist Allan Crite:

Allan Crite passed away in 2010 at the age of 97 years of age.

Religion played a large role in his art, Crite was an Episcopalian.

Price range information: Crite made prints which start at around $4,000 up to originals in oils which could reach $50,000. Crite also painted with gouache and watercolors.

I enjoy his use of perspective. The artist was employed by the Navy for more than 3 decades as an engineer, he was a wonderful draftsman. Crite achieved his goal by trying to show the life of the African American through the figure.

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