The Art of the Negro: Artists (Study), between 1950 and 1951

  • Hale Woodruff, American, 1900-1980

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 23 × 21 inches (58.4 × 53.3 cm)
  • 29 1/2 × 27 9/16 × 2 9/16 inches (74.9 × 70 × 6.5 cm)

Museum Purchase, W. Hawkins Ferry Fund, Richard and Jane Manoogian Foundation, and Friends of African and African American Art

2004.14

Signed, lower left: H Woodruff

2004-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Buick, Kirsten Pai. Bulletin of the DIA 86, no. 1/4 (2012): 33. Murrel, Denise. The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New Haven, London, 2024, p. 58.

Hale Woodruff, The Art of the Negro: Artists (Study), between 1950 and 1951, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum Purchase, W. Hawkins Ferry Fund, Richard and Jane Manoogian Foundation, and Friends of African and African American Art, 2004.14.