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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


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


Woman in Dress c. 1935-38 
Watercolor on Paper
9 x 6 inches
Woman in Blue Dress c. 1935-38 
Watercolor on Paper
8 3/4 x 6 inches
Portrait of a Young Woman
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