This exhibit is the first major survey of works by Charles White in over 30 years. The draftsman, painter and printmaker began his artistic career with the Works Progress Administration in Chicago and rose to prominence with his powerful renderings of African Americans, which he described as “images of dignity.” The show includes more than 100 drawings, paintings, photographs and prints from the 1930s up to White’s death in 1979.
Charles White. Black Pope (Sandwich Board Man). 1973. Oil wash on board. 60 × 43 7/8″ (152.4 × 111.4 cm) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Richard S. Zeisler Bequest (by exchange), The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern