Born in Plainview, Georgia, in 1930, Benny Andrews has achieved national and international recognition as an artist, one known his unique collage compositions, as well as his drawings, prints, sculptural projects and book illustrations. Additionally, he has been active as a writer and critic, a lecturer, a professor at Queens Collage, and as an advocate for the inclusion of African-American artists and women artists in America's museums and galleries. He also served as the Director of the Visual Art Program at the National Endowment for the Arts. His works are included in major national museum collections as well as many corporate and private collections.
Born in Portage, Wisconsin, in 1947, Nene Humphrey is a sculptor, photographer, educator and installation artist who has been exhibiting her art for the past twenty years. She has been active as a professor of art at Parsons School of Art and Design, Hunter College, Princeton University and currently teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design. She was featured in two solo exhibitions in 1999, one at Katonah Museum in New York, the other at the Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta. She is a recent recipient of the "Anonymous was a Woman Award" and has also received a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship. Her works are included in national museum, corporate, and private collections.
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