Charles White

Early in 2019 the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin will host an exhibition of work by legendary American artist, Charles White. Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1918, White, who died at the relatively young age of 61, in 1979, was a highly-skilled draughtsman,  painter, printmaker and muralist. He devoted his life to his art, which is characterised by its commitment to positive images of African Americans that resonated with resilience, fortitude, dignity and purpose. In anticipation of the Blanton exhibition, the material on these Charles White pages reflects the artist's prolific work as an illustrator of book jackets, record sleeves, and other published/printed material. These pages also seek to chronicle something of White's extraordinary career as an exhibiting artist, by documenting catalogues and other material.