Behold Thy Son

Created by
Driskell, David C., American, 1931 - 2020
Subject of
Till, Emmett, American, 1941 - 1955
Date
1956
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
H x W: 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Description
An oil painting in which the artist presents the bruised and battered body of Emmett Till as a Christ-like figure with his arms outstretched in the form of a crucifixion. The hands and arms of a figure behind him are visible holding the body.
Classification
Visual Arts
Exhibition
Visual Art and the American Experience
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Type
oil paintings
Topic
Art
Civil rights
Religion
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2009.7
Restrictions & Rights
© David C. Driskell
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52bcfba14-383d-460a-bfd9-60a0123db546