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Introduction
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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Introduction
An African-American painter, Alston lived and worked in New York City. He received his B.A. from Columbia and his M.A. from New York University. He became known for murals depicting the African-American experience.
Nationalities
American, African American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Teacher, Cartoonist, Muralist, Graphic Artist, Illustrator, Painter, Photographer, Sculptor
Name
Charles Henry Alston
Ulan
500089734
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