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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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