Charles Keeling Lassiter's Story
CKL was born in NYC in 1926.
He has a degree in sociology and psychology of art and a doctorate in education sciences. After following an artistic education and receiving a second prize for painting at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, he taught for a while the Fine Arts.
He shows his work for the first time in 1956, during a collective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
This artist produces figures that always have a tragic aspect, featuring dancers, puppets and harlequins, caught in dances where the macabre still prevails over the burlesque. He is also a poet and reveals with talent his sense of derision and absurdity.
Charles-Keeling Lassiter died in 2005 in New York.