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Catalog number 2007.2
Artist Woodruff, Hale
Title By Parties Unknown
Object Name Print
Description Hale Woodruff: Selections from the Atlanta Period, 8 linocuts presented by Robert Blackburn of the Print Makers Workshop

Hale Woodruff's Atlanta period marked a time of both great achievement and terrible loss for African Americans in the South. During these years, under challenging conditions, Woodruff established the Fine Arts Department at Atlanta University and created the Atlanta Annuals competition. These milestones helped spark a renaissance in Atlanta's artistic community. In "By Parties Unknown," however, Woodruff addresses the tragic side of that era. He wanted to document and bring to light the experience of African Americans who were scarred by the increase in lynchings after World War I.
Medium/Material Ink on paper
Dimensions H-11.937 W-7.875 inches
Year Range from 1931.0
Year Range to 1946.0
Search Terms African American genre
Figural
Historical
Narrative
Social problems
Cultural issues
Modern
Social Realism
20th century AD
United States
North America
Culture American