Ancestral Memory, mid 20th century

  • Hale Woodruff, American, 1900-1980

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 60 1/8 × 52 1/8 inches (152.7 × 132.4 cm)
  • 62 1/2 × 54 7/16 × 2 1/4 inches (158.8 × 138.3 × 5.7 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, African Art Gallery Committee Fund

78.87

Department

African American Art

Signed, lower left: H. Woodruff

1978-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Taylor, William E., and Warkel, Harriet G. A Shared Heritage: Art by Four African Americans. Indianapolis, 1996, pp. 88-90 (ill.). Bulletin of the DIA 56, no. 5 (1978): 323, no. 37 (ill.). Afro-American Images 1971: The Vision of Percy Ricks. Exh. cat., Delaware Art Museum. Wilmington, 2021, p. 6 pl. 1 (ill.).

Courtesy of the Estate of Hale Woodruff/Elnora, Inc.; and courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York, NY Michael Rosenfeld Gallery 24 West 57th St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-247-0082

Hale Woodruff, Ancestral Memory, mid 20th century, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, African Art Gallery Committee Fund, 78.87.