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Alston, Charles Henry 1907-1977

Overview
Works: 54 works in 65 publications in 1 language and 450 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Portraits  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Photographs  Catalogs  Posters 
Roles: Illustrator
Classifications: QH141, 590.94118
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Charles Henry Alston
Wild life in the West Highlands by Charles Henry Alston ( Book )
5 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Malcolm MacBeth by John Storm ( Book )
2 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portraits in black : Charles Alston's drawings of African Americans by Charles Henry Alston ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents twenty-four of the portraits Charles Alston did during World War II for the Office of War Information, depicting both famous and ordinary African-Americans who had achieved distinction in a variety of fields. Text places each individual in the appropriate historical context
African-American art : 20th century masterworks : November 18, 1993-February 12, 1994 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black artists in America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nationally celebrated African artists present their paintings and discuss their origins and influences
Family no. 1 by Charles Henry Alston ( Visual )
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New acquisitions 2008 : African-American masters collection by Sheldon Museum of Art ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Karl E. Fortess taped interviews with artists by Karl E Fortess ( Recording )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Untranscribed taped interviews, 30 to 60 minutes in length, of painters, sculptors, and printmakers. The interviews were conducted and recorded by Fortess of the School of Fine and Applied Arts, Boston University, in part, under a contract with the Office of Education, U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare. Fortess' Final Report on the project, June 1968, summarizes the objective was "to develop a library of taped interviews with contemporary American painters, sculptors, and graphic artists, such interviews to be concerned with questions of technical, professional and personal interest."
African-American art : 20th century masterworks : November 18, 1993 - February 12, 1994, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Esther G. Rolick papers by Esther G Rolick ( )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Photographs, including: 10 of Rolick in her studio (a copyprint by Mako Oike of Rolick is also microfilmed on reel 1817 fr. 1047-1048); the installation of her exhibition at Jacques Seligmann & Co., 1953; works of art by Rolick, Patdeaic Collum, Virginia Dudley, Alice Klein, Deka Newlin, May Swenson, Louise Taeman and Val Telberg
Romare Bearden papers by Romare Bearden ( )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Correspondence is with family, friends, artists, galleries, museums, publishers, universities, arts associations, and colleagues, primarily concerning gallery space, exhibitions, sales of artwork, publishing, and arts events. Also found are numerous letters referring to African-American art movements of the 1960s and 1970s, including exhibitions, publications, associations, and scattered letters of a more personal nature. Many of the letters are illustrated with Bearden's doodlings and drawings. Although most of the letters are from galleries, museums, publishers, and arts associations, scattered letters from Charles Alston, Jacob Lawrence, Ad Reinhardt, Carl Holty, and Sam Middleton are found. In addition, there are letters from the Black Academy of Arts and Letters, and letters concerning its founding
Charles Henry Alston papers by Charles Henry Alston ( )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writings and notes includes scattered notes and three short stories probably by Alston entitled "Bitsy O'Wire," "Body and Soul," and "Gigi."
American Negro Art : 19th and 20th centuries : December 9 to January 3, 1942 by N.Y.) Downtown Gallery (New York ( Book )
1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Alston, painter by Camille Billops ( )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Franklin D. Roosevelt and the four freedoms by Charles Henry Alston ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Charles Alston mural by Mike Mullen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Charles Alston and Hale Woodruff were commissioned by the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co., 1999 West Adams, one of the largest black-owned businesses of its day, to paint murals dedicated to the theme "The Negro in California history". Alston completed this mural, "The Negro in California history, exploration and colonization", in 1949. It depicts Biddy Mason, James Beckwourth, William Leidesdorff, among other African Americans who played significant roles in early California history. Photograph dated: Jan., 1987
Oral history interview with Charles Henry Alston by Charles Henry Alston ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Alston speaks of his work as an art director of a community camp and as director of a boys' club in Harlem; the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) and his involvement; the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) and his involvement in it; his membership in the Harlem Artists Guild; his contribution to WPA Federal Art Project murals at Harlem Hospital; mural versus easel painting; problems with the Artists Union; and camaraderie among FAP artists. He recalls Lou Block, Stuart Davis, Burgoyne Diller, Edith Halpert, Jacob Lawrence, Ernest Pachano, Aaron Ben Schmoo, and others, and describes his associations with musicians including Billie Holliday, Duke Ellington and Chick Webb
Oral history interview with Charles Henry Alston by Charles Henry Alston ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An interview of Charles Henry Alston conducted 1968 Oct. 19, by Al Murray, for the Archives of American Art
The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company murals, Charles Alston, Hale Woodruff : African-American fine art by Swann Galleries ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Sales catalog for "The Negro in California History," a pair of murals commissioned by the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co. in the 1940s
Jump at the sun African American painters in the realist tradition ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"This curriculum kit contains materials that should enable you and your students to: learn about the history of African American realist painting -- understand how racism and prejudice effected African American artists and their careers -- learn in depth about the Africa American artists -- view examples of other realist works painted by African Americans -- create a painting based on the style and painting technique of Jacob Lawrence"--Teacher's guide
 
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Alternative Names
Alston, Charles
Alston, Charles 1907-1977
Alston, Spinky, 1907-1977
Charles Henry Alston
Languages
English (48)
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