Charles Wilbert White
|Born||Charles Wilbert White
April 2, 1918
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Died||October 3, 1979
Los Angeles, California, United States
Early Life and Education
His interest in Art started at age of seven. At age of fourteen he joined the Arts and Crafts Guild. He graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1938.
White was briefly married to famed sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett in 1941 and they moved to New Orleans. During their stay, they both taught at Dillard University. Beyond this, he also taught at the Otis Art Institute from 1965 to his death in 1979.
White's best known work is The Contribution of the Negro to American Democracy, a mural at Hampton University  depicting a number of notable blacks including Denmark Vesey, Nat Turner, Peter Salem, George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Marian Anderson.
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