Artist Birthdays November 13 – BENNY ANDREWS

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BENNY ANDREWS (November 13, 1930 – November 10, 2006)

  • Nationality: American
  • Field: Painting, printmaking
  • Art Movement: Expressionism
  • ARTiFact: Among many endeavors as an activist, he established an art program in New York state’s prison system, which later served as a national model.
  • Artist Quote: “Do something you like to do. If you like to write, if you like to sing, if you like to dance, do it for the pleasure of doing it…If you develop your imagination, you can almost do anything.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Southern Landscape, 1965.

Benny Andrews. Southern Landscape, 1965


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  • Candice W.
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    Benny Andrews was my college professor and art mentor throughout the 1990’s. He had an enormous impact on me-both personally and artistically. I truly believe that I am the artist I am today thanks to him. He told me early on to carve out a workspace for myself, even if it was a closet! And he was SOOO right! Lol!
    I miss him dearly and remember him fondly, always :^)

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