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Behold Thy Son

Image for Behold Thy Son
Created by
Driskell, David C., American, born 1931
Subject of
Till, Emmett, American, 1941 - 1955
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
H x W: 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Type
oil paintings
Date
1956
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.
Topic
African American
Art
Civil Rights
Religion
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2009.7
Rights
© David C. Driskell
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture