Charles White’s Social Realism

Charles White. Folksinger. 1957. Ink on board. 52 × 34″ (132.1 × 86.4 cm) Collection Pamela and Harry Belafonte © 1957 The Charles White Archives. Photo Credit: Christopher Burke Studios

Charles White. Folksinger. 1957. Ink on board. 52 × 34″ (132.1 × 86.4 cm) Collection Pamela and Harry Belafonte © 1957 The Charles White Archives. Photo Credit: Christopher Burke Studios

Museum of Modern Art will present the first major retrospective in 30 years, dedicated to one of America’s most renowned and recognized African-American and Social realist artists.
 
On view from October 7th through January 13th, 2019, the exhibition will cover full breadth of Charles White’s career, featuring more than 100 drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, and other multidisciplinary works. The works created during a prolific career of White, ended by his premature death in 1979, reflect enormous change in the US. His art (primarily black and white or sepia and white drawings, paintings, and lithographs), address social and political concerns of his time and reveal White to be a responsive visual strategist, open to exploring new styles and techniques.

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 Art, Committee on Drawings Fund, Dian Woodner, and Agnes Gund. © 1973 The Charles White Archives. Photo Credit: Jonathan Muzikar, The Museum of Modern Art Imaging Services

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 Art, Committee on Drawings Fund, Dian Woodner, and Agnes Gund. © 1973 The Charles White Archives. Photo Credit: Jonathan Muzikar, The Museum of Modern Art Imaging Services

现代艺术博物馆将举办30年来的首次大型回顾展,主题是美国最著名和公认的非洲裔美国人和社会现实主义艺术家之一,查尔斯·怀特。

从2019年10月7日到1月13日,展览将覆盖查尔斯·怀特的整个职业生涯,包括100多幅手绘画,版画,照片,和其他多学科的作品。怀特在其多产的职业生涯中创作的作品,在1979年早逝后结束,这些作品反映了美国的巨大变化。他的艺术(主要是黑白或棕褐色和白色的素描、绘画和石版画),讲述了他那个时代的社会和政治问题,揭示了怀特是一个反应灵敏的视觉战略家,愿意探索新的风格和技术。

Charles White. Sound of Silence. 1978. Printed by David Panosh, Published by Hand Graphics, Ltd. Color lithograph on paper. 25 1/8 × 35 5/16″ (63.8 × 89.7 cm) The Art Institute of Chicago. Margaret Fisher Fund. © 1978 The Charles White Archives.

Charles White. Sound of Silence. 1978. Printed by David Panosh, Published by Hand Graphics, Ltd. Color lithograph on paper. 25 1/8 × 35 5/16″ (63.8 × 89.7 cm) The Art Institute of Chicago. Margaret Fisher Fund. © 1978 The Charles White Archives.

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