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 Benny Andrews  (1930 - 2006)

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Lived/Active: New York/Georgia      Known for: ethnic genre painting, abstraction, collage

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BIOGRAPHY for Benny Andrews
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Birth
1930 (Plainview, Georgia)
 
Death
2006 (Brooklyn, New York)

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New York/Georgia

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ethnic genre painting, abstraction, collage

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Best known for large collage paintings on canvas, Benny Andrews did work that verges on caricature, many of them related to his African-American heritage in the South.

He was raised in Morgan County, Georgia and was baptized in the Plainview Baptist Church, a subject he depicted in a body of work titled The Revival Series.  In this series of about 26 drawings and gouaches, he explores the theme of the Christian religion in society.

Another series is a chronicle of t (showing 500 of 25444 characters).



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