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Hale Aspacio Woodruff
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Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, photograph by Arthur Rothstein, 1942.
Who was Hale Aspacio Woodruff?
Painter and printmaker Hale Aspacio Woodruff was known across the South for single-handedly establishing Atlanta University’s art department. In his twenties, he spent four years living and studying in Paris, where he defined his style and began collecting African art. When he returned to the United States, he initiated an annual art competition for black artists and taught at both Atlanta University and New York University for the rest of his life.
Continue reading about Hale Aspacio Woodruff in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
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