Artist Birthdays – August 26: HALE WOODRUFF

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HALE WOODRUFF (August 26, 1900 – September 6, 1980)

  • Nationality: American
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Social Realism
  • ARTiFact: In the summer of 1936 he spent six weeks in Mexico, where he joined a crew preparing walls and mixing paint for famous muralist Diego Rivera.
  • Artist Quote: “I believe that every artist whatever his racial or national identity should interpret his life experience and beliefs in his own individual manner.”
  • Important Artwork (shown below): Mutiny (from Amistad Murals), 1939.

Hale Woodruff. Mutiny. 1939.


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