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Lane College - Jackson, Tennessee

Portrait #1585
Subject/Title:
Mayibuye Afrika
Artist:White, Charles
Date Created:1961
Owner/Location:Lane College
545 Lane Avenue
Jackson, TN 38301-4598
www.lanecollege.edu
Frame Dimensions:23 x 18
Image Dimensions:18 x 9
Materials/Media:Charcoal drawing
Date Documented:25 July 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Portrait of an African-American man wearing a hooded robe. He is barefoot and looking to the left.
History of Work:The African-American painter, lithographer, and teacher Charles Wilbert White was born in Chicago. He attended The Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League in New York City. White taught at the George Washington Carver School in New York from 1943 to 1945 and was artist-in-residence at Howard University in Washington, DC in 1945. White spent most of his career in Chicago and Los Angeles. He died in 1979. White's work is included in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles county Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Newark Museum, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
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