Charles Wilbert White

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Charles White
Birth nameCharles Wilbert White
Born(1918-04-02)April 2, 1918
Chicago, Illinois, United States
DiedOctober 3, 1979(1979-10-03) (aged 61)
Los Angeles, California, United States
NationalityAmerican
FieldPainting
 
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Charles White
Birth nameCharles Wilbert White
Born(1918-04-02)April 2, 1918
Chicago, Illinois, United States
DiedOctober 3, 1979(1979-10-03) (aged 61)
Los Angeles, California, United States
NationalityAmerican
FieldPainting

Charles Wilbert White (April 2, 1918–October 3, 1979) was an American artist born in Chicago. He was known for his WPA era murals. White was briefly married to famed sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett. He taught at the Otis Art Institute from 1965 to his death in 1979.[1]

White's best known work is The Contribution of the Negro to American Democracy, a mural at Hampton University depicting a number of notable blacks including Denmark Vesey, Nat Turner, Peter Salem, George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Marian Anderson.

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  1. ^ Mary Sherwood Brock, Otis Connections/ LA Printmaking in the 1960s http://www.otis.edu/assets/user/OtisConnections.pdf

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