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Ernest Crichlow papers, circa 1941-1963

Crichlow, Ernest T., 1914-2005

Painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Microfilm reel, 16 items on partial microfilm reel

Summary: This microfilm collection of the papers of African American artist Ernest Chrichlow contains biographical data including two award certificates; printed material including seven clippings and an exhibition catalog; a report on Crichlow by Elizabeth McCausland; Crichlow's "Plan of Work;" and five photographs of works of art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ernest Crichlow (1914-2005) was an African American painter, illustrator, and graphic artist in Brooklyn, New York. In 1969 he founded the Cinque gallery with Romare Bearden and Norman Lewis.


Lent for microfilming 1970 by Ernest Crichlow.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender, Ernest Crichlow, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel N70-12 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Ernest Crichlow papers, circa 1941-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.