Charles Alston

Charles Alston
1907 - 1977

Charles Alston  American Artist

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First Name Charles
Last Name Alston
Birthday 28th November, 1907
Birthplace Charlotte, North Carolina
Died 27th April, 1977
Place of Death New York City, New York, U.S.
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Nationality American
Occupation Artist

Charles Henry Alston (November 28, 1907 – April 27, 1977) was an American painter, sculptor, illustrator, muralist and teacher who lived and worked in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem. Alston was active in the Harlem Renaissance; Alston was the first African-American supervisor for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. Alston designed and painted murals at the Harlem Hospital and the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building. In 1990 Alston's bust of Martin Luther King Jr. became the first image of an African American displayed at the White House.

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