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Charles Henry Alston | Fine Art

Charles Henry Alston | Fine Art

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Girl in a Red Dress

Alston, a foundational figure of the Harlem Renaissance, depicts the young woman in a way that embodies the artist’s synthesis of African aesthetics in portrayals of African American subjects. Her graceful, elongated neck and sculpturally rendered face, combined with stylized modern attire and a contemplative gaze to the side, convey an enigmatic effect in which the unnamed sitter is seemingly oblivious to the viewer. Representations such as this one manifest the Harlem Renaissance philosopher Alain Locke’s exhortation that "art must discover and reveal the beauty which prejudice and caricature have overlaid."

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Creator: Charles Henry Alston
Date: 1934
Original Medium: Oil on canvas
Location: The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Foundation for the Arts

Approximate Measurements for each:

Paper Size: 8.00" W x 10.00"H, Image Size: 7.00" W x 8.81" H

Paper Size: 11.00" W x 14.00"H, Image Size: 10.00" W x 12.58" H

Paper Size: 16.00" W x 20.00"H, Image Size: 14.00" W x 17.61" H

Paper Size: 22.00" W x 28.00"H, Image Size: 20.00" W x 25.16" H

Paper Size: 32.00" W x 40.00"H, Image Size: 30.00" W x 37.74" H

Paper Size: 40.00" W x 60.00"H, Image Size: 38.00" W x 47.80" H