Gallery Label: Allan Rohan Crite, a self-described artist-reporter, chronicled the seemingly insignificant moments of daily life in his Boston community throughout the 1930s and early 1940s. His paintings of playing children, church-going families, and friendly neighbors offer a glimpse into the lives of ordinary African Americans. In Sunlight and Shadow, three generations of neighbors gather in Madison Park in Boston's South End to spend a pleasant afternoon beneath the shady trees.
Object number: 1977.45
Medium: oil on board
Dimensions: 25 1/4 x 39 in. (64.2 x 99.1 cm)
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Department: Painting and Sculpture
Credit Line: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase