Allan Rohan CriteSunlight and Shadow
25 1/4 x 39 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Three generations converse and play in a community park. The scene reminds us of the important function of extended families in African American communities. Referring to himself as an artist-reporter, Crite stated that his intention was to show the usual pleasures of life with its mixtures of both sorrow and joy.