Recording has background noise. Side 01 interview recording ends 00:31:43. Last minute of Side 01 has static and distortion. Side 02 interview recording ends 00:09:32. Karl Fortess interviews Charles Alston. Discussion topics are wide-ranging and include Alston's life, education, motivations for becoming an artist, Alston's career as an artist and art teacher, styles and subject matter such as social and political situations in his paintings, and communicating through one's artwork. Also discussed is the presence of discrimination, prejudice and segregation against African Americans and other minorities in the art world and society in general.
Charles Henry Alston and Karl E. (Karl Eugene) Fortess. Interview with Charles Alston, 1980 January 8. Karl E. Fortess interviews with artists, circa 1963-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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