Alston, Charles Henry, 1907-1977

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African-American artist Charles Henry Alston, nicknamed "Spinky," was born 28 November 1907 in Charlotte, N.C. He was the youngest of five children born to the Reverend Primus Priss Alston, who was born into slavery in Chatham County, N.C., and Anna Miller Alston. After Primus's death, Anna married Harry Pierce Bearden, artist Romare Bearden's uncle, and moved the family to New York in 1913. Charles Alston worked as a painter, sculptor, graphic artist, illustrator, and educator, gaining national and international recognition. His works are found among the holdings of individuals and permanent museum and gallery collections around the world. Alston married Myra Logan, a noted surgeon at Harlem Hospital.

From the description of Charles Henry Alston papers, 1930s-1990s (bulk 1930s-1970s). (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 40337293

African American painter, mural painter; New York, N.Y.

From the description of Oral history interview with Charles Henry Alston, 1965 Sept. 28 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82606018

Epithet: Secretary of the College of Physicians at Edinburgh

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Charles Henry Alston (1907-1977) was a painter and educator from New York, N.Y.

From the description of Oral history interview with Charles Henry Alston, 1968 Oct. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78709163

Painters, educator; New York, N.Y.

Born in Charlotte, N.C. Alston grew up in Harlem. Was an instructor at the Art Students League (1950-1971) and at the City College of New York (1959-1977).

From the description of Charles Henry Alston papers, 1928-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 245521071

Charles Henry "Spinky" Alston (1907-1977) was a painter and an educator from New York, N.Y.

Charles Alston was born in Charlotte, N.C. and grew up in Harlem. He was director of the Harlem Art Workshop during the Great Depression, along with sculptor Henry Bannarn. There he taught and mentored African-American painter Jacob Lawrence, as well as Romare Bearden, among others. Alston also helped form the Harlem Artists Guild, which pressured the government to be more inclusive in its grant giving. He was an instructor at the Art Students League (1950-1971) and at the City College of New York (1959-1977).

From the description of Charles Henry Alston papers, 1924-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 430379031

Painters, educator; New York, N.Y.

Born in Charlotte, N.C. Alston grew up in Harlem. Was an instructor at the Art Students League (1950-1971) and at the City College of New York (1959-1977).

From the description of Charles Henry Alston papers, 1928-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82921624

Charles Henry Alston (1907-1977) worked primarily in New York city as a painter, muralist, illustrator, and educator. He was part of the Harlem Renaissance movement in the 1930s and helped form the Harlem Art Workshop and the Harlem Artists Guild.

Charles Henry "Spinky" Alston was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 28th, 1907. His parents were the Reverend Primus Priss and Anna Miller. After the death of his father, Alston's mother married Henry Pierce Bearden (Romare Bearden's uncle) in 1913 and the family moved to New York City.

At DeWitt Clinton High School in New York, Alston served as art editor of the school's literary magazine. Alston majored in fine arts and history at Columbia University, graduating in 1929. He became active in the Harlem community and accepted a position as director of Utopia House, a boy's camp, where he started an art program. He returned to Columbia and recieved a Masters degree in art education from Columbia's Teachers College. While still a student, he illustrated album covers for jazz musician Duke Ellington and book covers for poet Langston Hughes.

Alston played a major role in the Harlem Renaissance Movement of the period. During the Great Depression, he and sculptor Henry Bannarn directed the Harlem Art Workshop which was funded by the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project. There he taught and mentored African-American painter Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden, among others.

In the 1950s, Alston embarked on a series of portraits of African-American figures. He also taught at the Art Students League and later with the City College of New York (CUNY). Along with his wife, Myra Logan, a surgeon at Harlem Hospital, Alston lived in Harlem and remained an active member of the community until the end of his life. Charles Alston died in 1977.

From the guide to the Charles Henry Alston papers, 1924-1980, (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

African-American artist Charles Henry Alston, nicknamed Spinky, was born 28 November 1907 in Charlotte, N.C. He was the youngest of five children born to the Reverend Primus Priss Alston and Anna Miller Alston. Charles Alston gained fame as a painter, sculptor, graphic artist, illustrator, and educator.

Primus Priss Alston was born into slavery in Chatham County, N.C. He later attended Saint Augustine's School (now Saint Augustine's College) in Raleigh, N.C., where he studied for the ministry. Primus Priss Alston attained the rank of deacon in 1883 and was ordained as a priest in 1892. Primus Priss Alston died in 1910; he had served for nearly 30 years as the rector of St. Michaels of All Angels Church in Charlotte, N.C.

Several years after Primus Priss Alston's death, Anna Miller Alston married Harry Pierce Bearden, uncle of artist Romare Bearden. The family relocated to New York in 1913. The children, however, returned to North Carolina to spend summers visiting relatives.

The artistic ability for which Alston became known emerged when he was very young. Among his first drawings were images of trains and cars; his first sculptures were made from the red clay he found around him in North Carolina. As early as his grammar and high school years, his work brought him considerable recognition. At 14, he won his grammar school's art prize. While attending Dewitt Clinton High School in New York, he was elected to the Arista, an honorary society for achievers, and served as art editor for the school magazine. Alston continued his formal study of art at Columbia University's School of Fine Arts, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1929. Two years later, he received a Master of Arts degree from Teachers College, Columbia University.

During his professional career, Alston was teacher, mentor, and friend to many, including Langston Hughes. His talent appealed to Hughes and other writers of the Harlem Renaissance era, as well as to Duke Ellington. For these individuals and for a number of major magazines, including Redbook, Mademoiselle, and the New Yorker, he created artwork for illustrations, dust jackets, and album covers. Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden, both of whom became critically acclaimed artists, were among Alston's students.

Alston held an appointment as artist for the Office of War Information and Public Relations, 1940-1941, and served in the United States Army during World War II. He also served on the boards of the National Society of Mural Painters, the National Council of the Arts, and other organizations. His academic endeavors included positions at several institutions, among them the Art Students League and the City College of New York. He was named full professor at CCNY in 1973. Alston supervised the painting of a mural for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project Commission and won many prestigious awards, including the Rosenwald Fellowship and the First Annual Distinguished Alumnus Award from Teachers College, Columbia University. He gained national and international recognition through the sale and exhibition of his works, which are among the holdings of individuals and permanent collections at museums and galleries around the world.

Alston married Myra Logan, a noted surgeon at Harlem Hospital. She died in January 1977 at the age of 68. He died in April of that same year at age 69.

From the guide to the Charles Henry Alston Papers, 1930s-1990s (bulk 1930s-1970s), (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

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creatorOf Charles Henry Alston Papers, 1930s-1990s (bulk 1930s-1970s) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
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creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. quot;-AND WE'LL CONTIUE TO FIGHT FOR LIBERTY!quot;
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. HON. WILLIAM H. HASTIE - CHAMPION OF JUSTICE
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. quot;LET'S GO TO WORK, BROTHER!!quot;
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. quot;BE READY TO JUMP INTO THEIR SHOES!!quot;
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. quot;AND WHILE YOU'RE IN THERE, FIND OUT SOMETHING ABOUT A FELLOW NAMED ABE LINCOLNquot;
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. quot;GO BACK TO SCHOOL!!quot;
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. quot;THAT WON'T STOP US - WE'LL BE BACK!!quot;
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. quot;SPECIAL DELIVERY FOR FREEDOM!quot;
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. quot;A WELL FED NATION IS A FIGHTING NATIONquot;
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. quot;HELP ME WIN MY VICTORY!!- JOIN THE MARCH OF DIMES!quot;
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. C.C SPAULDING - FINANCIER, PHILOSOPHER, INVESTOR IN GOVERNMENT SECURITIES
creatorOf Charles Henry Alston papers, 1924-1980 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene), 1907-. Karl E. Fortess taped interviews with artists, [1963-1985]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. quot;THE BEST PRESENT FOR THE BEST FUTURE!!!quot;
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. quot;HE'S WILLING, HE'S CAPABLE, AND WE NEED HIM - USE HIM!!quot;
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. quot;YOU CAN MAKE THIS KIND OF AMMUNITION!!quot;
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. DR. E. FRANKLIN FRAZIER - SOCIOLOGIST
referencedIn United States Sanitary Commission records. Army and Navy Claim Agency archives, 1861-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. quot;THE GUIDING LIGHTquot;
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. quot;ABSENCE MAKES THEIR HEARTS GROW FONDERquot;
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. quot;BACK THE ATTACK WITH WAR BONDS!!quot;
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. SGT. JOE LOUIS - CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. quot;TURN THE SPOTLIGHT ON THE TRAITOR!!quot;
creatorOf Rolick, Esther G., b. 1922. Esther G. Rolick papers, 1941-1985. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. quot;AGAIN THE SPRINGBOARD OF CIVILIZATIONquot;
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. quot;REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR - WORK - FIGHT- SACRIFICE!!quot; / quot;WE'LL REMEMBER - AND BY GOD, YOU WONT FORGET!!quot;
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston. 1942 - 1945. quot;FOOD FIGHTS FOR FREEDOM!!!quot;
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associatedWith 1958 Brussels World Exposition corporateBody
associatedWith Aida Winters person
associatedWith Alston, Anna Miller person
associatedWith Alston, Charles Henry person
associatedWith Alston family. family
associatedWith Alston, Myra Logan person
associatedWith Alston, Primus Priss, 1851-1910. person
associatedWith American Museum of Natural History. corporateBody
associatedWith Anna Miller Alston person
associatedWith Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Art Students League corporateBody
associatedWith Atlanta University Center corporateBody
associatedWith Bearden, Anna Alston person
associatedWith Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988. person
associatedWith Blackburn, Robert Hamilton, 1920- person
associatedWith Block, Lou, 1895-1969. person
associatedWith Browne, Byron, 1907-1961. person
associatedWith Charles Alston Committee corporateBody
associatedWith City College of New York corporateBody
associatedWith City University of New York corporateBody
associatedWith City University of New York. City College corporateBody
associatedWith Clements, Geoffrey, person
associatedWith Davis, Griffith J. person
associatedWith Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964. person
associatedWith Diller, Burgoyne, 1906-1965. person
associatedWith Dlugoszewski, Lucia, 1931-2000. person
associatedWith Dorsey Gallery corporateBody
associatedWith Fanny Ellison person
associatedWith Federal Art Project (N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene), 1907- person
associatedWith Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970. person
associatedWith Harlem Artists Guild. corporateBody
associatedWith Harlem Artists Guild. corporateBody
associatedWith Harlem Hospital corporateBody
associatedWith Henderson, Mattie person
associatedWith Herman, Andrew. person
associatedWith Horne, Lena. person
associatedWith Howard University corporateBody
associatedWith Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. person
associatedWith Hughie Lee-Smith person
associatedWith Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978. person
associatedWith Jacob Lawrence person
associatedWith Joe Louis person
associatedWith Jones, James Earl. person
associatedWith Josephine Baker person
associatedWith Langston Hughes person
associatedWith Lawrence, Jacob, 1917- person
associatedWith Lloyd Richards person
associatedWith Logan family. family
associatedWith Logan, Louise person
associatedWith Logan, Myra, 1909-1977. person
associatedWith Louis, Joe, 1914-1981. person
associatedWith Lyndon Johnson person
associatedWith March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom corporateBody
associatedWith Marian Anderson person
associatedWith Mary McLeod Bethune person
associatedWith Metropolitan Museum of Art corporateBody
associatedWith Murray, Albert person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Myra Logan person
associatedWith Myra Logan Alston person
associatedWith NAACP. corporateBody
associatedWith National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. corporateBody
associatedWith Newark Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith New School for Social Research corporateBody
associatedWith New York City Art Commission corporateBody
associatedWith Office of War Information corporateBody
associatedWith Opelika Pictures. corporateBody
associatedWith Others: Bearden, Romare person
associatedWith Others: Horne, Lena person
associatedWith Pachano, Ernest. person
associatedWith Park, Marlene person
associatedWith Paul Robeson person
associatedWith Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts corporateBody
associatedWith Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920- person
associatedWith Public Works of Art Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Randall Galleries corporateBody
associatedWith Robeson, Paul. person
associatedWith Rolick, Esther G., b. 1922. person
associatedWith Romare Bearden person
associatedWith Schmoo, Aaron Ben. person
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Sanitary Commission corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Work Projects Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith University of California at Los Angeles corporateBody
associatedWith Welty, Eudora, 1909- person
associatedWith Wendell Alston person
associatedWith Whitney Museum of American Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Whitney Museum of Modern Art corporateBody
associatedWith Wilson, Rousmaniere person
associatedWith Wilson, Rousmaniere Alston person
associatedWith Winters, Aida person
associatedWith Winters, Aida Bearden person
associatedWith Woodruff, Hale, 1900- person
associatedWith Woodruff, Hale, 1900- person
associatedWith Wright, Louis T. (Louis Tompkins), 1891-1952 person
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)
New York (State)
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
Bonsall, Derbyshire
Lapland, Northern Europe
New York (State)--New York
United States
United States
New York (State)
New York (State)--New York
Wittenberg, Germany
North Carolina
London, England
Subject
Harlem Renaissance
Educators--New York (State)--New York
Art--Study and teaching
Illustrators
Mural painting and decoration, American--20th century
Illustrators--New York (State)--New York
Sculptors--New York (State)--New York
Muralists--New York (State)--New York
Painting, Modern--20th century
World War, 1939-1945--Caricatures and cartoons
Sculptors
Painting
Mural Painters--Interviews
Painters
Muralists
African American painters--Interviews
Painters--Interviews
Federal aid to the arts
Women physicians--History--20th century
Educators
African American women--History--20th century
African American artists
African American artists--History--20th century
African American women physicians--History--20th century
Painters--New York (State)--New York
African American artists--New York (State)--New York
African American families
Art, American
Educator--Interviews
Mural painting and decoration
Artists--History--20th century
Art--American (?)--Reproductions
African American clergy
Occupation
Function

Person

Birth 1907-11-28

Death 1977-04-27

Americans

English

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