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Lane College - Jackson, Tennessee

Portrait #1608
Subject/Title:
Hanging - Church Steps
Artist:Woodrull, Hale
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Lane College
545 Lane Avenue
Jackson, TN 38301-4598
www.lanecollege.edu
Frame Dimensions:23 x 19
Image Dimensions:12 x 9
Materials/Media:Linocut
Date Documented:15 August 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Portrait of an African American man with a rope around his neck lying on the steps of a church.
History of Work:Raised in Tennessee, Hale Woodruff studied at the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis and won a scholarship that enabled him to travel to Paris and enroll at the Academia de la Grande Chaumiere. He then returned to the United States, teaching at the Atlanta and New York Universities. Woodruff's large murals depicted events in African American history such as the Amistad Mutiny. Later in his lifetime, Woodrull abandoned his representational style for Abstract Expressionism.
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