The Banjo Player (Primary Title)

Hale Woodruff, American, 1900 - 1980 (Artist)

Oil on canvas
Framed: 29 1/4 × 34 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (74.3 × 87.63 × 6.35 cm)
J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Fund for American Art
Exhibit of Fine Arts by American Negro Artists, Harmon Foundation, New York, January 7–19, 1930

Hale Woodruff: 50 Years of His Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, April 29–June 24, 1979

Hale Woodruff, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, and the Academy, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, January 18–May 12, 2007

Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talladega College, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, June 9–September 2, 2012; African American Museum, Dallas, October 6, 2012–February 12, 2013; 80 WSE Gallery at New York University, Steinhardt, July 20–October 13, 2013; National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., November 22, 2013–March 2, 2014; New Orleans Museum of Art, June 13–September 14, 2014; The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and Connecticut’s Old State House, Hartford, October 4, 2014–March 1, 2015; Birmingham Museum of Art, June 14–September 6, 2015

The Color Line: African American Artists and the Civil Rights in the United States, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, October 4, 2016–January 15, 2017

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