Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Painting

Artist:
Charles Henry Alston (American, Charlotte, North Carolina 1907–1977 New York)
Date:
1950
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
50 x 36 in. (127 x 91.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.18
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (upper right): Alston/ '50
the artist, New York (1950–51; sold to MMA)

Nashville. Fisk University. "[title not known]," April 20–August 15, 1951, no catalogue.

Atlanta University. "[title not known]," September 1, 1951–January 30, 1952, no catalogue.

Brooklyn. Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. "Selected Works by Black Artists from the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 14–June 14, 1976, unnumbered cat.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Tribute to a Curator: Robert Beverly Hale," November 16, 1978–March 4, 1979, extended to March 18, 1979, unnum. checklist.

Pleasantville, N. Y. Reader's Digest. "Faces and Figures: Selected Works by Black Artists from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 12–April 1, 1988, brochure no. 1.

New York. Kenkeleba Gallery. "Charles Alston: Artist and Teacher," May 13–July 1, 1990, unnumbered cat. (pl. 24).

New York. Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College. "Reclaiming Artists of the New York School: Toward a More Inclusive View of the 1950s," March 18–April 22, 1994, unnumbered cat. (p. 9).

Southampton, N. Y. Parrish Art Museum. "School Collaborative Exhibition," February 9–March 29, 1997.

Lowery S. Sims. Faces and Figures: Selected Works by Black Artists from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. brochure, Reader's Digest, Pleasantville, N.Y. 1988, unpaginated, no. 1.

Ann Eden Gibson. Abstract Expressionism: Other Politics. New Haven, 1997, p. 108, fig. 120.



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