Monday, July 20, 2020

Attucks Theater

Last year, after completing my Wells Theater etching, I decided to continue drawing important local theaters to make a series. The next on my list was the Attucks Theater. It was designed by African-American architect Harvey Johnson and showcased a host of legendary performers like Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington and Mamie Smith. It is named in honor of Crispus Attucks, an African-American and the first American patriot to lose his life in the 1770 Boston Massacre. It was a very busy theater until 1953. It became a National Historic Landmark in 1977 and after being restored years later, reopened in 2004.
I’ve had the pleasure to learn a lot of interesting facts about our local theaters!
This is a solar plate etching done from a drawing on glass. 


  1. sorry, Annie, but at the time I can not reach the picture ....
    I do like the idea of the serie ...
    I’ll come back.

  2. Hmm..I tried a new way to post from my iPad. It seems the photo is only showing there. I do have some struggles with Blogger!
    I hope you can see it now😊

  3. Yes, I can see it now. A good image reproducing a characteristic architecture.
    I like the way you reproduced the brick wall on the adjacent street.
    Good work !

  4. Hi! Thank you! It was pretty hard even though there was less detail than the last one. At first I wasn’t sure that I wanted to try to capture all of the brick but it sure is a nice texture.