Charles White : a retrospective

Format: Print Book 2018.
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Braddock Carnegie Library Non Fiction ART WHI
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CLP - Homewood African American q N6537.W44 A4 2018
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Collection  African American
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Oversize q N6537.W44 A4 2018
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A revelatory reassessment of one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century

Charles White (1918-1979) is best known for bold, large-scale paintings and drawings of African Americans, meticulously executed works that depict human relationships and socioeconomic struggles with a remarkable sensitivity. This comprehensive study offers a much-needed reexamination of the artist's career and legacy. With handsome reproductions of White's finest paintings, drawings, and prints, the volume introduces his work to contemporary audiences, reclaims his place in the art-historical narrative, and stresses the continuing relevance of his insistent dedication to producing positive social change through art.

Tracing White's career from his emergence in Chicago to his mature practice as an artist, activist, and educator in New York and Los Angeles, leading experts provide insights into White's creative process, his work as a photographer, his political activism and interest in history, the relationship between his art and his teaching, and the importance of feminism in his work. A preface by Kerry James Marshall addresses White's significance as a mentor to an entire generation of practitioners and underlines the importance of this largely overlooked artist.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Charles White (1918-79), was enthralled by the illustrated books he read as a child at the Chicago Public Library while his mother worked, and he quickly demonstrated his own phenomenal artistic talent. A high-school classmate of Margaret Burroughs, White was awarded scholarships and studied art and history with equal passion, committing himself to craft his monumental drawings are masterpieces of technique and vision and to addressing the realities of African American life. A lifelong activist and teacher as well as an artist of superior skills, empathy, and originality, he portrayed workers, farmers, mothers and children, and such heroes as Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth. Charles White: A Retrospective marks this American master's first comprehensive exhibition in 35 years, a show that began in Chicago and will travel to New York and Los Angeles, each a place where White lived and worked. With a gripping introduction by White's former student Kerry James Marshall, a detailed life chronology, superb plates, and expert essays on various aspects of White's towering work, this magnificent volume belongs in every American art collection.--Donna Seaman Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects White, Charles, -- 1918-1979 -- Exhibitions.
African Americans in art -- Exhibitions.
Publisher Chicago :2018.
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Works.
Contributors Oehler, Sarah Kelly, editor.
Adler, Esther (Curator), editor.
White, Charles, 1918-1979. Works.
Art Institute of Chicago, host institution.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), host institution.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, host institution.
Language English
Notes Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Exhibition dates: The Art Institute of Chicago, June 8, 2018-September 3, 2018; The Museum of Modern Art, October 7, 2018-January 13, 2019; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, February 17, 2019-June 9, 2019"--Title page verso.
Description 247 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-238) and index.
ISBN 9780300232981
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