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Introduction
Benny Andrews (November 13, 1930 – November 10, 2006) was an American artist, activist and educator. Born in Plainview, GA, Andrews earned a BFA in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1958, and soon after moved to New York. He is known for his expressive, figurative paintings that often incorporated collaged fabric and other material. Andrews helped found the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition, which agitated for greater representation of African American artists and curators in New York’s major art museums in the late 1960s and 70s. He also led the group in founding an arts education program in prisons and detention centers. Andrews taught art at Queens College for three decades, and from 1982 to 1984, served as the Director of the Visual Arts Program for the National Endowment for the Arts. He received many awards, including the John Hay Whitney Fellowship (1965–66), the New York Council on the Arts fellowships (1971–81), and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1974–81).
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Introduction
Benny Andrews is an African-American figurative painter. He studied at Fort Valley State college and the University of Chicago.
Nationalities
American, African American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Educator, Collagist, Illustrator, Mixed-Media Artist, Painter
Name
Benny Andrews
Ulan
500111179
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