The Banjo Player (Primary Title)

Hale Woodruff, American, 1900 - 1980 (Artist)

1929
American
Oil on canvas
Framed: 29 1/4 × 34 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (74.3 × 87.63 × 6.35 cm)
2018.394
J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Fund for American Art
Exhibit of Fine Arts by American Negro Artists, Harmon Foundation, New York, January 7–19, 1930

Hale Woodruff: 50 Years of His Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, April 29–June 24, 1979

Hale Woodruff, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, and the Academy, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, January 18–May 12, 2007

Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talladega College, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, June 9–September 2, 2012; African American Museum, Dallas, October 6, 2012–February 12, 2013; 80 WSE Gallery at New York University, Steinhardt, July 20–October 13, 2013; National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., November 22, 2013–March 2, 2014; New Orleans Museum of Art, June 13–September 14, 2014; The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and Connecticut’s Old State House, Hartford, October 4, 2014–March 1, 2015; Birmingham Museum of Art, June 14–September 6, 2015

The Color Line: African American Artists and the Civil Rights in the United States, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, October 4, 2016–January 15, 2017
Exhibit of Fine Arts by American Negro Artists (New York: Harmon Foundation 1930), illustrated 11

William Auerbach-Levy, “Negro Painters Imitate Whites,” New York World, January 5, 1930, 80

Hale Woodruff: 50 Years of His Art (New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 1979), 12, 15, 30

Jacqueline Francis, “Modern Art, ‘Racial Art’: The Work of Malvin Gray Johnson and the Challenges of Painting, 1928–1934” (Ph.D. dissertation, Emory University, 2000), 76, 86, illustrated fig. 60

Theresa Leininger-Miller, New Negro Artists in Paris: African American Painters and Sculptors in the City of Light, 1922–1934 (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2001), 126, fig. 59

Denise Jordan, Harlem Renaissance Artists (Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2003), 50

Amalia K. Amaki, Hale Woodruff, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, and the Academy (Atlanta: Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, 2007), 104

John Edgar Tidwell and Mark A. Sanders, eds., Sterling A. Brown’s A Negro Looks at the South (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007), 294

Jacqueline Francis, Making Race: Modernism and Racial Art in America (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2011), 74

Stephanie Mayer Heydt, Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talladega College (Atlanta: High Museum of Art, 2012), 32, fig. 4

Daniel Soutif, The Color Line: African American Artists and the Civil Rights in the United States (Paris: Musée du Quai Branly, 2016), illustrated 205

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