“Family No. I“ by Charles Alston
Medium:Poster reproduction of original 1955 oil on canvas painting
Height: 27 in
Width: 22 in
Family group with mother, father, and two children in a modern style. Mother wears a light blue dress.
Born in 1907, Charles Alston was one of the most successful artists of the Harlem Renaissance, a movement in America during the 1920s where African American literature, art, and music thrived. During the Great Depression, Alston became very involved with the Works Progress Administration Federal Arts Project, where he assumed a variety of roles like teaching and mentoring art students, painting murals, helping in the formation of the Harlem Artists Guild.