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Identification and Creation
Object Number
M24040
People
Hale Woodruff, American (Cairo Junction, Illinois 1900 - 1980 New York, New York)
Title
Sunday Promenade
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Selections from the Atlanta Period
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1931-1946
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/194565
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Linocuts printed in black ink on white wove paper
Technique
Linocut
Dimensions
block: 24.7 x 19.7 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.)
Provenance
E. Thomas Williams, Jr., New York, New York, gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, December 18, 1998.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Edition
posthumous (55/300)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Auldlyn Higgins Williams and E. Thomas Williams, Jr. (Design School Visiting Committee 1984-89) in honor of their daughters, Brooke Higgins Bing Williams, Harvard College 1988, and Eden Branford Bing Williams, Harvard College 1991
Copyright
© Hale Woodruff / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
1998
Object Number
M24040
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Commentary
Woodruff was an extremely influential African American artist in the 1930s-1950s, teaching generations of black artists at Atlanta University and then also teaching at New York University. He was an organizer and participant in important exhibitions of the work of black artists. As a painter and muralist, he served as a motivating example, at a time when few African Americans in this South were presenting themselves as creative artists in the mainstream of American, and even international art.

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