Works in the Collection
Charles White was born in 1918 in Chicago, Illinois. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, Art Students League of New York, Taller de Grafica, Mexico. White taught at Southside Art Center in Chicago from 1939–40 as well as Howard University, 1945; the Workshop School of Advertising Art, 1950–53; Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, California, 1965-79. He was the National Scholarship Award winner in 1937 and the recipient of the Julius Rosenwald Fellowship in 1942–43. He received a National Institute of Arts and Letters Grant in 1952 and the John Hay Whitney Foundation Fellowship in 1955. Important exhibitions of work by Charles White include The Art Institute of Chicago, 1938; Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1940; Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 1941; Baltimore Museum of Art, 1944; Brooklyn Museum, 1945; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1951; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1952; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1958; Long Beach Museum of Art, 1959; Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois, 1965; Ten Negro Artists from the United States: First World Festival of Negro Arts, Dakar, Senegal, 1966; and New York: United States Committee for the First World Festival of Negro Arts, Inc., 1966. The artist died in 1979.