ARTstor is collaborating with The Jean Charlot Collection at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa Library in Honolulu to share approximately 300 images of artworks by Jean Charlot (1898–1979).
Charlot’s output of drawings, paintings, murals, prints, sculptures, illustrations and cartoons, as well as books, articles, and other writings was prodigious. Wherever he lived—whether in France, Mexico, New York, Georgia, Colorado, Hawai’i or Fiji—his life was full of significant connections with artists and writers, indigenous and working people, influential figures in art and educational institutions, and the Roman Catholic Church. He preserved the records of his encounters, together with those of his own creative and scholarly life, in the original artworks, archival documents, research photographs, audiovisual materials, memorabilia and the publications of his personal library that became the basis of the Jean Charlot Collection. The Collection’s strengths include materials on Mexican art and archaeology, particularly relating to the revolutionary artists and writers of the 1920s; resources on mural painting; the records of his long association with Paul Claudel; and sources on diverse subjects that relate to his body of work in many media. Charlot was known for his path-breaking color lithography and the Collection holds a master set of his prints. His enduring interest in popular art is shown in collections he formed of 18th and 19th-century popular prints, including wood engravings from the French town of Épinal; engravings, etchings and chromolithographs of the Mexican José Guadalupe Posada; the lithographs of Henri Daumier; and European vues d’optique.
For more detailed information about this collection, visit The Jean Charlot Collection (University of Hawai’i at Manoa) page.