The MacDowell Colony 

The Artists

Benny Andrews
(1930 - )

Additional Links:

  Southside Gallery

  Picasso Mio

  Ro Gallery


  Online Documentary

Curriculum Materials :

  Lesson Plan, Wichita Art Museum

Lesson Plan, Morris Museum

Works Online:

High Museum of Art

Morris Museum of Art

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

University Museums, University of Delaware

African-American artist Benny Andrews was born in Madison, Georgia on November 13, 1930. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Chicago Art Institute in 1958. He served as the Director of the Visual Art Program at the National Endowment for the Arts from 1982-84. Known for his collage works as well as sculpture, illustrations, drawings, paintings, and prints, he is also a writer and critic and was a professor at Queens College in New York. His work is part of the permanent collections of: the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Brooklyn Museum in New York; the Detroit Institute of Art; the High Museum of Art in Atlanta; the Hirshbom Museum in Washington, D.C.; the Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C.; the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia; the Butler Institute of Art in Youngstown, Ohio;  and the O'Hara Museum in Tokyo.

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