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American Icons: From Madison to Manhattan The Art of Benny Andrews, 1948-1997

Gruber, J. Richard

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ISBN 10: 1890021016 / ISBN 13: 9781890021016
Published by Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: American Icons: From Madison to Manhattan ...

Publisher: Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Stiff Cover Paperback

Illustrator: B&W Photos & Color Illustrations

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Paperback

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Benny Andrews is a painter, printmaker, cultural leader and arts advocate. His work is in the permanent collections of well over 30 major museums, including the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian Institute.

Born into a sharecropper family in 1930 in Madison, Georgia, he is an African American who considers himself a product of his American social and cultural environment. Though he has lived in New York City for the past 40 years, his art still reflects the experiences and memories he associates with his family life in the South (he still maintains a studio in Georgia).

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---Provides a life story and a tremendous sampler of the very best from this mixed-race artist

---Shows the many shades, shapes, and styles of Andrews’s work

---Andrews's work has been exhibited at High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA); Dayton Art Institute (Dayton, OH); Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY); The Art Institute of Chicago and many others

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