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Author Amaki, Amalia K.

Title Hale Woodruff, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, and the academy / Amalia K. Amaki, Andrea Barnwell Brownlee.

Published Atlanta : Spelman College Museum of Fine Art ; Seattle : In association with University of Washington Press, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  704.0396073 WOOD/ AMAKI    MISSING
Physical description 216 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 30 cm
Notes Catalog of an exhibition at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Jan. 18-May 12, 2007.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The legacy of Hale Aspacio Woodruff and the coordinated art program of the Atlanta University Center colleges / Floyd Coleman -- Hale Woodruff in Atlanta : art, academics, activism and Africa / Amalia K. Amaki -- Nancy Elizabeth Prophet : carving a niche at Spelman College and beyond / Amalia K. Amaki -- Leaving Atlanta : Mexico, New York and Hale Woodruff's departure from the segregated South / Andrea Barnwell Brownlee -- Reexamining Hale Woodruff's Talladega College and Atlanta University murals / M. Akua McDaniel -- Hale Woodruff : artist, teacher and mentor / Mary Parks Washington -- Afterword : remembering Hale Woodruff / Richard A. Long.
Summary "At Spelman College in the mid-1930s Hale Woodruff and Nancy Elizabeth Prophet established a premiere institution for art instruction for African Americans in the Southeast. While Woodruff is widely recognized for originating the Atlanta University Annual Exhibition of Painting, Sculpture and Prints by Negro Artists, his own artistic accomplishments have not been adequately examined. Although Prophet created an impressive body of work (most of which is currently lost or destroyed) and was regarded as one of the most talented American sculptors by American and European critics alike in the late 1920s and 1930s, her work has never before been the subject of an exhibition outside of her home state of Rhode Island." "Hale Woodruff, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet and the Academy brings Woodruff's and Prophet's lives and work into a critical dialogue for the first time. This volume highlights recently conserved works in Spelman College's collection, features more than fifty paintings and works on paper by Woodruff and, for the first time, presents all extant sculptures by Prophet. Highlighting what these artists were able to accomplish in Atlanta, Hale Woodruff, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet and the Academy positions Woodruff and Prophet as institution builders who challenged and transformed the academy for African Americans."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Woodruff, Hale, 1900-1980.
Prophet, Nancy Elizabeth, 1890-1960.
Brownlee, Andrea Barnwell.
Spelman College. Museum of Fine Art.
Subject Woodruff, Hale, 1900-1980. -- Exhibitions.
Prophet, Nancy Elizabeth, 1890-1960. -- Exhibitions.
Atlanta University Center (Ga.)
African American artists -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Exhibitions.
Artists as teachers -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Exhibitions.
African Americans in art -- Exhibitions.
ISBN 9780295986937 (hardcover : alk. paper)
029598693X (hardcover : alk. paper)