Hale Aspacio Woodruff


Hale Aspacio Woodruff (August 26, 1900 – September 6, 1980) was an American artist known for his murals, paintings, and prints.

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Hale Woodruff grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, and first began creating art as the cartoonist for his high school newspaper. He studied at the John Herron Art Institute in 1926, but he left to study in France instead in 1927. There, Woodruff trained at the Académie Moderne and the Académie Scandinave. He later returned to the United States in 1931, where he began teaching in Atlanta University's art department. Woodruff stayed in Atlanta until 1946, when he began teaching at NUY. Woodruff gave up his teaching position in 1967, but he continued to create art until his death in 1980. Woodruff's art was influenced by both Cubism and African art.

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United States


Artist, graphic artist, muralist, painter, teacher

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Hale Aspacio Woodruff, Hale A. Woodruff

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