Hale Woodruff: Selections from the Atlanta Period, 8 linocuts presented by Robert Blackburn of the Print Makers Workshop
In the 1930s Hale Woodruff served as Diego Rivera's assistant in Mexico City. While there, he drew inspiration from the storytelling mode of Mexican murals. Woodruff later applied this method to works about his own cultural heritage. As master of American Regionalism, he crafted both his wall paintings and his smaller prints into tools for teaching. In his endeavor to educate oppressed people about their own history, as well as in his overall theme of heroism and the fight against injustice, he parallels the work of the Mexican muralists. In "Giddap," Woodruff both depicts a horrific event and sheds light on the cowardliness of lynching.
|Medium/Material||Ink on paper|
|Dimensions||H-12 W-8.937 inches|
|Year Range from||1931|
|Year Range to||1946|
African American genre
20th century AD