Charles H. Alston1907-1977

Harlem Hospital Center
New York, NY

$10,000 toward the restoration and relocation of the 1940 murals Magic in Medicine and Modern Medicine, overseen by HHC chief of staff Sylvia L. White and staff member Deborah Thornhill. In 1935, Alston established the WPA-funded “306” group, which served as a supportive network for artists such as Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, and Norman Lewis. Through a rich vocabulary of abstraction and realism, Alston’s paintings, murals, and sculpture explore themes of both everyday life in Harlem and the American landscape.