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Andrews, Benny, 1930-2006

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1930-11-13
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2006-11-10
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Air Force
        • Organization: (naf) Art Institute of Chicago
        • Organization: (naf) Queens College (New York, N.Y.). Art Center
        • Organization: (naf) National Endowment for the Arts
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Madison (Ga.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
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        Collage artist
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    • Sources

      • found: Benny Andrews, 1975.
      • found: Blind sight, 2000:CIP t.p. (Benny Andrews; ill.)
      • found: New York times WWW site, Nov. 13, 2006(in obituary published Nov. 12: Benny Andrews; b. Nov. 13, 1930, Plainview, Ga.; d. Friday [Nov. 10, 2006], Brooklyn, aged 75; figural expressionistic painter and teacher whose paintings, prints, drawings, and collages drew on his African American roots in Georgia)
      • found: African American National Biography, accessed November 14, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Andrews, Benny; Benny Andrews; collage artist, artist's model, muralist; born 13 November 1930 in Madison, Georgia, United States; joined the United States Air Force and fought in the Korean War until (1954); enroled at Art Institute of Chicago (1954); graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago started as a professional artist in New York (1958); began to show in at group exhibitions such as the Detroit Institute Thirteenth Biennial of Painting and Sculpture (1959); his first one-man show was at Kessler gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts (1960); member of the Forum Gallery; his work was selected for the New York World Fair (1965); became a professor at Queens College (1969); commissioned to paint a mural for the Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta (1980); served as the director of the visual arts program at the National Endowment for the Arts (1982-1984); Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans offered him a permanent gallery within the facility (2001); died 10 November 2006 in New York, New York, United States)
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