Charles Wilbert White

African-American , 1918 - 1979

Charles Wilbert White was born in 1918 in Chicago, Illinois. He worked as a sign painter and founded the Arts and Crafts Guild with George Neal. During the mid-1930s, White taught at the Chicago Community Art Center and in 1937 he received a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago.

White studied mural painting at the Art Students League in New York and worked as a W.P.A. muralist, becoming involved with Diego Rivera and other Mexican muralists. In 1949 White formed the Committee for the Negro in Arts in New York and during the 1950s he gained international renown for his work in the graphic arts.
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