Mother and Child


Creator Nationality: 

Creator Dates: 



ca. 1950s


30 x 15 in.

Work Type: 


An African-American painter, Alston lived and worked in New York City. He received his B.A. from Columbia and his M.A. from New York University. He became known for murals depicting the African-American experience.


African American art --Exhibitions.

Subject 2: 

Art, American --20th century --Exhibitions.

Subject 3: 

Mural painting and decoration, Mexican --Influence --Exhibitions.

Subject 4: 

African American mural painting and decoration --Exhibitions.

Image Source: 

LeFalle-Collins, Lizzetta. In the spirit of resistance : African-American modernists and the Mexican muralist school = En el espIritu de la resistencia : modernistas africanoamericanos y la escuela muralista Mexicana/ Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins and Shifra M. Goldman ; with a foreword by Raquel Tibol. New York : American Federation of Arts, 1996.

Access Restrictions: 

Restricted to current faculty, students and staff of Columbia University