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O-riginal Art Activities: Line Drawing Inspired by Benny Andrews

Español abajo Draw a line portrait inspired by Benny Andrews. Benny Andrews was born in 1930 to a mixed-race family (Cherokee-Scottish-African American) in rural Plainview, Georgia. After becoming the first member of his family to graduate from high school, he attended Fort Valley State College supported by a scholarship. He was not allowed to attend…

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Death of the Crow? Taking a Closer Look at the Relevance of Benny Andrews' Work Today

Death of the Crow?  In 1965, Benny Andrews painted Death of the Crow in response to the end of the Jim Crow Era in the American South. Andrews depicted a poor farmer cautiously approaching the symbolic crow – his stance suggesting a distrust of its actual demise. Fifty-five years later, our nation is still struggling with…

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May Collection Highlight Exploring the Work of The Dot Man, George Andrews

On the surface, George Andrews (1911-1996) seemed to live a simple life, as far as artists are concerned. He was a family man, raising ten children, two of whom excelled following their passions of painting and writing.  Artistically,  he was known as the “Dot Man,” for his use of the simple shape both on the canvas…

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Ogden Museum Online Lessons For the Classroom: Interior with Cat | Benny Andrews Grades 2-5

Español abajo Students will create a still life set-up in their home with a few favorite objects. They will then create a rough sketch of the still life and fill in the drawing with collage. Students will learn about arranging objects in space, drawing large shapes, cutting out fabric and paper materials and gluing scraps…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Still Life Collage Inspired by Benny Andrews

Last night’s O-riginal Art Activity highlighted Benny Andrews who incorporated fabric into his paintings, creating a signature look with textured surfaces. Use fabric and collage to create a still life. Benny Andrews is known for his use of collage and fabric in his paintings. He often depicts people and scenes from daily life, especially highlighting…

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Celebrating Black History Month: Exploring the Work of Benny Andrews Combining Art and Activism

In celebration of Black History Month, we are exploring the work of Benny Andrews. Born in rural Georgia in 1930, artist and activist Andrews creates expressive collages, prints, paintings and drawings. After being the first in his family to graduate high school, Andrews attended Fort Valley State, one of the three black colleges in Georgia….

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O-riginal Art Activities: Fabric Collage Portrait Inspired by Benny Andrews

If you missed the O-riginal Art Activity, here’s your chance to dive into a quick and easy project designed for all ages. Explore texture and pattern in your fabric collage inspired by Benny Andrews. Benny Andrews is known for his use of collage and fabric in his paintings. He often depicts people and scenes from…

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