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Charles Alston

 (1907 - 1977)
Charles Henry Alston was active/lived in New York, North Carolina.  Charles Alston is known for abstract expressionist painting, portraits, lithography, murals.

Keywords and Quick Facts for Charles Alston


Birth / Death:  1907 Charlotte, North Carolina - 1977

Methods for Charles Alston

Easel Painting
Graphic Arts, Graphic Design, Printmaking
Illustration, Illustrator
Murals: Fresco, Mixed Media, Mosaic and/or Paint
Sculpture, Sculptor

Media for Charles Alston

Fresco
Lithography, Lithograph

Styles for Charles Alston

Abstract Expressionism
Modernism, Modernist (Tradition Breaking)

Subjects for Charles Alston

Black, African Culture, Figure, Genre
Figure, Figurative, Human Figure
Genre, Human Activity
History: Historical Figures, Sites, Events
Portraits
Pure Abstraction, Line, Shape, Color, Texture
Social Realism

Art Association for Charles Alston

Harlem Artists' Guild
National Society of Mural Painters

Schools for Charles Alston

Art Students League of New York, Student
Art Students League of New York, Teacher
Columbia University Art Department, Student
National Academy of Design School, Student
New School For Social Research (The New School), Teacher
Pratt Institute of Art, Student

Awards/Recognition for Charles Alston

Arthur Wesley Dow Fellowship, Scholarship
Rosenwald Foundation Grant

Chronology for Charles Alston

Early 20th Century Before 1950
Late 20th Century After 1950

Collections for Charles Alston

Evans-Tibbs Collections

Added Description for Charles Alston

Art Educator: School Teaching, Public Lectures, Workshops
Figure Specialty
Harlem Renaissance Artist
Mural Specialty
NEW YORKER Illustration, Cartoon and/or Photography
WPA: New Deal Federal Arts Project

Ethnicity for Charles Alston

Black, African-American

Notable Gallery Representation, Pre 21st Century  for Charles Alston

John Heller Gallery, New York
Tanner Galleries, Chicago

Art Movement for Charles Alston

Spiral Group, African-American Collective

Exhibition of Art Association for Charles Alston

National Academy of Design-

Exhibition of Museum for Charles Alston

Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC
Harmon Foundation, Harlem
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Whitney Museum of American Art

Exhibition of Special Group for Charles Alston

American Negro Exposition, Chicago 1940


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