Remember … (or “Can I keep my doll?”)

Black and white print with white border around it, signed by the artist in lower right corner with name and a red stamp. The image shows a child cradling a doll. There are two adult figures partially visible in background.

A. David Crown (British, 1924-2016). Remember … (or “Can I keep my doll?”). edition 3 of 50. 1985. Gainesville, Florida. Image size: 18″ x 24″; Paper size: 22″ x 30″.
Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, Special & Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.
Gift of David and Deborah Crown.

After retiring from his career as a physician, David Crown turned his attention to art and became the Founder and Director of the International Mezzotint Society. Crown created a series of twenty-six prints entitled “In My Lifetime” as a way to memorialize the Holocaust and to teach others about its history. The images for the series came to him in dreams, seizing him and demanding to be realized. He purposefully avoided abstract art, believing “the images had to be narrative and sufficiently realistic to have meaning.” This intaglio engraving is a part of that series.

View the entire series of prints