Hale Woodruff1900-1980

High Museum of Art
Atlanta, GA

$10,000 toward Hale Woodruff in Atlanta, an exhibition on the painter with accompanying educational programs, organized by museum curator Carrie Przybilla in cooperation with the Atlanta Housing Authority. Raised in Nashville, TN, Woodruff traveled to Europe before returning to the U.S. to establish the fine arts department at Atlanta University. He joined the faculty at New York University in 1945. His paintings, some of which explore the social plight of African Americans living in the South during the Great Depression, evolved from impressionism to abstraction over the course of his career.