Charles White : a retrospective

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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.
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Subjects White, Charles, -- 1918-1979 -- Exhibitions.
African Americans in art -- Exhibitions.
ART / Individual Artists / Monographs.
ART / History / Contemporary (1945-).
ART / American / African American.
ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General.
Publisher Chicago :2018.
Contributors Oehler, Sarah Kelly, editor.
Marshall, Kerry James, 1955- writer of preface.
Art Institute of Chicago, organizer, host institution.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), organizer, host institution.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, organizer, host institution.
Language English
Notes Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Description pages cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780300232981
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