“George Sleeping” Featured on Mary E. Hutchinson Site
January 22, 2013 § Leave a comment
Hutchinson painted several portraits of George Griffiths between 1934 and 1943. Griffiths worked as a shoeshine boy and probably crossed paths with the white woman artist from Atlanta at the Harlem Community Art Center in New York. Hutchinson, who was a supervisor of teachers for the New York Federal Art Project (one of many WPA art projects), worked out of the Art Center.
I am currently thinking through issues associated with trans-racial representation, particularly during the mid-twentieth century. I would love to hear from others who are working on or have written about similar questions.