Charles Alston

by Alvia J. Wardlaw

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Pub Date: 2007
Format: Hardback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 118 pp.
Size: 11.00 x 8.50 inches

ISBN: 9780764937668
TB Code: 1407198
Availability: 583 in stock

Charles Henry “Spinky” Alston was a black artist of the Harlem Renaissance. It was “Spinky” Alston who designed the album covers for jazz musician Duke Ellington and book covers for poet Langston Hughes. Born from a family of painters, he learned the art from his father. After his father passed, his mother remarried the uncle of artist Romare Bearden. In 1929, Alston served as director of the Utopia House, a boy’s camp in Harlem, where he started an art program.