Charles White: A Little Higher


by Charles White


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An influential painter, printmaker, and teacher, Charles White’s work is primarily figurative and concerned with the challenges and triumphs of Black life in America. He created “images of dignity” that ennobled his subjects while acknowledging the realities of systemic racism and oppression. This volume brings together a biographical overview of White’s life, three thoughtful essays about White’s work by noted scholars, an in-depth interview about White with contemporary Black artist Bing Davis, and full-page images accompanied by descriptions of approximately forty works by White. The book is a companion to the exhibition of the same name, which will be on view at the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum and will travel to Hickory Museum of Art (Hickory, NC) and the Cincinnati Art Museum. 

Charles White: A Little Higher explores the work and life of noted twentieth-century black artist Charles White (1918–79). 

An integral part of the University of Miami, the Lowe Art Museum offers its diverse audiences opportunities and resources for engaging with contemporary culture through 5,000 years of human creativity. The University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum celebrates the power of art to elevate the human spirit, immortalize lives, and transcend time and place.


Publication Date | March 14, 2023 | Trade edition 

Hardcover  » Smyth Sewn Binding 

144 Pages Color Photographs Throughout 

9 x 11 in. 

$35.00 ($47.00 CAN)