The Easel

Archives: Kyle MacMillan

12th June 2018

Amid surging interest in black artists, Art Institute spotlights Charles White

The linked piece gives a nice overview of a Chicago retrospective of White’s career but much the better accounting of this under-recognised artist comes in Kerry James Marshall’s poetic homage to his mentor. “His most accomplished drawings achieve true perfection. The effect is dazzling … nobody else has drawn the black body with more elegance and authority”