Charles Wilbert White (1918 - 1979)
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Born in Chicago, Charles Wilbert White was an African American artist known for his black and white realistic drawings. White began his career as an artist when he and his wife moved to Los Angeles in 1956. His mural painting at Hampton University known as The Contribution of the Negro to American Democracy is his best-known work. White taught at the Otis Art Institute from 1965 to his death in 1979. His works have been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, Whitney Museum, Metropolitan Museum, Smithsonian Institution, National Academy of Design, and elsewhere throughout the world.