Alfred D. Crimi1900-1994

Harlem Hospital Center
New York, NY

$10,000 toward the restoration and relocation of the 1936 mural Modern Surgery and Anesthesia, overseen by HHC chief of staff Sylvia L. White and staff member Deborah Thornhill. Born in San Fratello, Italy, Crimi studied fresco painting in Rome, and was a member of the New York National Academy of Design. Having observed surgery, Crimi was fascinated by the “constant interaction of eyes and hands” between surgeons and explores this theme in the mural by accentuating the surgeons’ black gloves and shifting gaze.