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African Headdress

c. 1935; printed 1996
Hale Woodruff, American, 1900 - 1980. Printed by Robert Blackburn, American, 1920 - 2003. Published by Elnora Inc., Estate of Hale Woodruff
Many artists of the Harlem Renaissance focused on African images and themes as a way to reconnect with and reclaim their racial heritage and identity. Here Woodruff depicts an abstract, graphic rendering of an African woman wearing a headdress. A key figure during the Great Migration, Woodruff promoted African American art and civil rights not only through his artwork but also as a teacher and exhibit planner....

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