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Charles White

Charles White (1918-1979), an artist recognized for his extraordinary draftsmanship, dedicated his life and work to examining the histories and strengths of African-American culture. Although primarily studies for larger works, these drawings and watercolors poignantly demonstrate the artist’s drawing skills as well as his devotion to working on paper. 

During his long and active career, White produced etchings, lithographs, drawings, paintings and murals. His works are included in more than fifty major museum collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
 

  

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 Works on Paper

       
Dancers c. 1935-38
Pencil on Paper

9 7/8 x 7 1/2 inches 

 
Women's High Heeled Shoes
c. 1935-38
Pencil on Paper

9 7/8 x 7 5/8 inches 

         

Standing Nude c. 1935-38
Pen and Ink over Pencil on Paper

9 7/8 x 7 5/8 inches

 
Hand c. 1935-38
Pencil on Paper

9 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches

         

Standing Nude from Rear
c. 1935-38 
Pencil on Paper
9 7/8 x 7 1/2 inches
 
Standing Nude with
Hand on Hip
c. 1935-38 
Pencil on Paper
9 7/8 x 7 1/2 inches
         
 
Portrait of a Young Woman
1935
Pencil on Paper
12 x 9 inches 
 

Drawing for Block Print

(Two Women with Mask)
c. 1935-38

Pencil on Paper
9 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches 
         

  

Reclining Woman in Trousers
c. 1935-38
Pen and Ink over Pencil on Paper
7 5/8 x 10 inches
 

 

Young Woman with Hand at Mouth
c. 1935-38
Pencil on Paper
9 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches