(1930 - 2006)
Benny Andrews was active/lived in New York, Georgia. Benny Andrews is known for ethnic genre painting, abstraction, collage.
Biography Benny Andrews
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 the life of his brother, who committed suicide.
Bennie Andrews died of cancer on November 10, 2006.
Art in America, December 2002
Death notice from Mark Garner, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orlean
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