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Catalog number 2007.2
Artist Woodruff, Hale
Title Giddap
Object Name Print
Description 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
Search Terms African American genre
Social problems
Cultural issues
Social Realism
20th century AD
North America
United States
Culture American