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Oral history interview with Charles Henry Alston, 1968 October 19

view Oral history interview with Charles Henry Alston, 1968 October 19 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Alston, Charles Henry, 1907-1977
Interviewer:
Murray, Albert
Subject:
Bearden, Romare
Blackburn, Robert Hamilton
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 25 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 7 minutes.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Charles Henry Alston conducted 1968 October 19, by Al Murray, for the Archives of American Art.
Alston speaks of his family background, early interest in art, and education at Columbia University; the social and cultural scene in Harlem in the late 1920s, and the street life there; coming into contact with some of the most important figures of the Harlem Renaissance; the differing problems faced by black and white artists; teaching; commercial art; figurative and abstract art. He recalls Romare Bearden and Robert Blackburn.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Charles Henry Alston, 1968 October 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available on-line.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Charles Henry Alston (1907-1977) was a painter and educator from New York, New York.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others. Funding for this interview provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American painters
Educators
Interviews
Painters
Painting, Modern
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11460
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212620
AAA_collcode_alston68
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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