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Charles White

Author: Andrea Barnwell Brownlee; Charles White
Publisher: San Francisco : Pomegranate, ©2002.
Series: David C. Driskell series of African American art, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
One of the greatest American artists of the twentieth century, Charles White (1918-1979) --with amazing spirit, vision, and brilliance--devoted both his life and work to portraying the African American community. With pencil and brush, in black and white or in color, he captured not only the poverty, strife, and despair of the black people but their strength of community, the joy of enlightenment, and the tenderness  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Charles White; Charles White; Charles White; Charles (Künstler White
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Barnwell Brownlee; Charles White
ISBN: 0764921290 9780764921292
OCLC Number: 49952421
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 116 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 Chicago: The Early Years 3 --
Chapter 2 From New York to Los Angeles 41 --
Chapter 3 At Home in California 61.
Series Title: David C. Driskell series of African American art, v. 1.
Responsibility: Andrea D. Barnwell.

Abstract:

One of the greatest American artists of the twentieth century, Charles White (1918-1979) --with amazing spirit, vision, and brilliance--devoted both his life and work to portraying the African American community. With pencil and brush, in black and white or in color, he captured not only the poverty, strife, and despair of the black people but their strength of community, the joy of enlightenment, and the tenderness of kinship as well, rejecting the usual stereotypes of black people as inferior. His canvases, woodcuts, monumental drawings, and murals convey his strong social consciousness and impart the inherent dignity of his subjects.Andrea Barnwell chronicles the highlights of White's career, discusses several of the artist's famous works, and introduces many works from private collections that never before have been examined. Although White's works are in the collections of major museums and libraries, including Hampton University Museum, Hampton, Virginia; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the Flint Institute of Art, his place in the annals of art history has never been fully realized.
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