Benny Andrews

1930  Born November 13, Madison, GA

2006  Died November 10, New York, NY


Education

1954 - 1958  BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL


Awards

1956 - 1966  John Hay Whitney Fellowship

1971 - 1981  New York Council on the Arts Fellowships

1972 - 1973  MacDowell Colony Fellowships, and 1975-78

1974 - 1981  National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

1976  O'Hara Museum Prize, Tokyo

1990  Bellagio Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation

1997  Member of the National Academy of Design

2010  President’s Award to The Benny Andrews Foundation, United Negro College Fund


Solo Exhibitions

1962             
Forum Gallery, New York, NY; and 1964; 1966

1971              
The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; and 1988

1972             
ACA Galleries, New York, NY; and 1973; 1975; 1976; 1997; 1999; 2000; 2002

1975             
High Museum, Atlanta, GA; and 1988
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY

1976             
Lerner-Heller Gallery, New York, NY; and 1978; 1979; 1980; 1981

1977           
Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS; and 1990

1978             
Wendell Street Gallery, Cambridge, MA; and 1980; 1984; 1988; 1991; 1994; 1998
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

1982             
Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA; and 1987

1983             
Sid Deutsch Gallery, New York, NY; and 1990; 1991; 1992

1985             
Armstrong Gallery, New York, NY; 1986
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, TN; 1990
Standback Museum, Orangeburg, SC

1989             
Danville Museum of Fine Arts, Danville, VA
McIntosh Gallery, Atlanta, GA; and 1990; 1991; 1993; 1994; 1995; 1998
Gross-McLeaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; and 1990; 1991; 1993; 1995
Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit, MI; and 1990; 1993; 1995; 1999; 2001; 2003; 2006

1990             
Ratner Gallery, Chicago, IL
Craftery Gallery, Hartford, CT; and 1992; 1994

1991            
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KA

1992             
Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, OH
Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MI
Susan Conroy Carroll Gallery, Washington, DC
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, GA
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
Jackson Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
Susan Conway Carroll Gallery, Washington, DC

1993             
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Fine Art Museum, Mobile, AL
Museum of Afro-American Art, Tampa, FL

1994             
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

1995             
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
The Tubman Museum, Macon, GA
Brandywine Print Image Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Bill Hodges Gallery, New York, NY; and 1996; 1997

1996             
Maser Museum, Monroe, LA
Dibbs Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

1997
American Icons: From Madison to Manhattan, the Art of Benny Andrews, 1948-1997, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
The Noel Gallery, Charlotte, NC; and 1998; 1999

1998             
The Hearne Gallery, Little Rock, AK
The Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA; and 1999

1999
The D.A.A.P. Galleries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2000             
Southside Gallery, Oxford, MI
Observations: Major Works by Benny Andrews, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Musical Interludes: Images by Benny Andrews, LaVilla Museum, Jacksonville, FL
Shades of the Human Spirit, ACA Galleries, New York, NY

2001
Selections, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
Stations of the Cross, Harrison Museum of African American Culture, Roanoke, VA
Sense and Meaning, Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA
The Hickory Chair, Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit, MI
Dream Variations, Series V, Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2002             
Native Son, Brenau University Galleries, Gainesville, GA
Benny Andrews: Interiors, ACA Galleries, New York, NY

2003             
Benny Andrews: Collage and Line, Pei Ling Chan Gallery, Savannah, GA
Benny Andrews: The Human Spirit Series, Winthrop University Galleries, Rock Hill, SC
Benny Andrews: Pictures for Miss Josie, Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit, MI
Startling Figures: The Art of Benny Andrews, Blackbridge Hall Gallery, Milledgeville, GA
Benny Andrews: Painting Stories, William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Women I Have Known: A Survey of Work by Benny Andrews, Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, VA

2004             
Getting the Spirit: Religious Works, Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts, Eatonville, FL
Benny Andrews: Interiors, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Benny Andrews and Testaments of the Spirit, Lyda Moore Merrick Gallery, Durham, NC

2004-2007
Benny Andrews: The Migrant Series, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA; ACA Galleries, New York, NY; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA

2006            
Selections of Work by Benny Andrews, Mary Pauline Gallery, Augusta, GA
Benny Andrews: The John Lewis Series, Parish Gallery, Washington, DC
Benny Andrews: Delivering Justice, W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights, Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit, MI

2007            
Benny Andrews: Memorial Exhibition, ACA Galleries, New York, NY; Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Benny Andrews: Works from the Miles College Collection, The Birmingham Museum of Fine Art, Birmingham, AL
Benny Andrews: Works on Paper, The Trois Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Benny Andrews: A Georgia Artist Comes Home, Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA; Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA
Benny Andrews: Voice of the Artist, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

2007-2008   
Benny Andrews: The John Lewis Series, The Tubman Museum, Macon, GA

2013          
Benny Andrews: There Must Be a Heaven, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

2014          
Selections from the Benny Andrews’ John Lewis Series, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, GA

2016
Benny Andrews: The Bicentennial Series, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY


Group Exhibitions

1959         
The Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI; and 1993

1960         
Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1967         
The National Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY; 1970; 1972; 1973; 1976; 1986; 1987; 1989; 1991; 1992

1968         
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

1970         
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; and 1975; 1994
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; and 1978; 1984; 1986; 1991
Contemporary Black Artists, The Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

1971         
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; and 1978; 1984; 1986; 1991; 1995; 1997

1974         
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

1980         
The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

1983         
Celebrating Contemporary American Black Artists, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hemstead, NY
Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA

1984         
National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1987         
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY

1988         
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
National Portrait Gallery, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

1988-89    
The Turning Point: Art and Politics in Nineteen Sixty-Eight, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

1989         
USSR Artist Union/Kudnetshy Mmost Hall, Moscow
Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA

1990         
Overholland Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

1992         
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Fukui Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Hillswood Art Museum, Brookville, NY
R.F. Brush Art Gallery, Canton, NY

1993         
Louisiana Arts & Science Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, AL
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Haggerty Museum, Milwaukee WI

1994         
African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Norman R. Eppink Museum, Emporia, KS
The Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA; and 1996

1995         
African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, II, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Empowerment: The Art of African American Artists, Krasdale Gallery, White Plains, NY
Glass Gallery, New York, NY
Winthrop University Galleries, Rock Hill, SC

1996         
African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, III, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
ACA Galleries, New York, NY; and 2002; 2003; 2004; 2005; 2006
Edwin A. Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT

1997         
African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, IV, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY; Fisk University Galleries, Nashville, TN
Civil Progress: Images of Black America, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
Revisiting American Art: Works from the Collections of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

1998         
African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, V, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY; The Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Portraiture: Not By Definition, Westby Art Gallery, NC

1999         
African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, VI, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY; Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
Beyond the Veil: The Arts of African American Artists at Centuries End, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL
University, Glassboro, NJ
Interludes: Romare Bearden, Richard Mayhew, Faith Ringgold, Benny Andrews, Barkley Hendricks, Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery, Fairfield, CT
Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY

2000         
African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, VII, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY; Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL
Benny Andrews and Nene Humphrey: The Art of Family, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

2000-2001
A Growing Presence: Art by African Americans, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Then and Now, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

2001         
African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, VIII, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY; Texas Southern University Museum, Houston, TX

2002         
African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, IX, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Successions: Prints by African American Artists from the Jean and Robert Steele Collection, The Art Gallery, MD
African American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, IX, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York, NY
Through Our Eyes, LaVilla Museum, Jacksonville, FL

2003         
African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, X, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
The Human Figure, ACA Galleries, New York, NY
New South, Old South, Somewhere in Between, Levine Museum, Charlotte, NC

2004         
Southern Journeys, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA

2005         
Sports Illustrated, The Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
True Colors: Meditations of the American Spirit, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, MI

2006         
Masterpieces of African American Art: An African American Perspective, M. Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Art of the Book, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Drawn in Georgia, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA

2006-2007
Racing on a Broken Road, Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

2007         
American Visions, Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
African-American Masters, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

2007-2008
At Freedman's Door: Challenging Slavery in Maryland, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture and the Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD

2008         
African American Art:  200 Years, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
What Makes It American? A Selection from the Collection, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

2009          
The Chemistry of Color, The Sorgenti Collection of Contemporary African American Art, Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH
Liberty and The Land: Benny Andrews and William Villalongo, Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space, New York, NY

2010          
ART in Embassies Exhibition, United States Ambassador David Adelman Residence, Singapore
Westbeth Pioneers, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY

2011          
Beyond Bearden: Creative Responses, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture, Charlotte, NC
From the Hand: Drawings From the Hofstra University Museum Collection, Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY

2012          
African American Art: Harlem Renaissance Civil Rights Era and Beyond, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA; The Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando, FL; National Academy Museum, New York, NY; Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
San Antonio Collects:  African American Artists, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
Successions: Prints by African American Artists from the Jean & Robert Steele Collection, David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Full Spectrum: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center, David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD
INsite/INchelsea: The Inaugural Exhibition, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

2013          
Ashé to Amen: African-Americans and Biblical Imagery, Museum of Biblical Art, New York, NY; Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture; Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis, TN
Classless Society, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2014          
Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Witness:  Art and Civil Rights in The Sixties, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH; The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; Nova Southeastern University Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
RISING UP/UPRISING: Twentieth Century African American Art, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
The Harmon & Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
ART in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State, Embassy of the United States of America, Rabat, Morocco
African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA       
Benny Andrews and Patrice Renee Washington: TALKING, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY
Solitary Soul, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY    

2015          
ART in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State, Embassy of the United States of America, Maseru, Lesthoso
Gems from the Flomenhaft Collection: Works on Paper, Flomenhaft Gallery, New York, NY
Common Ground: African American Art from the Flint Institute of Arts, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, and the Muskegon Museum of Art, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Collectors Legacy: Selections from the Sandra Lloyd Baccus Collection, The David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD
After 1965: Art in a Time of Social Unrest, Neuberger Museum at Purchase College, Purchase, NY

2016
The Color Line: African American Artists and the Civil Rights in the United States, Musee du Quai Branly, Paris, France
Palatable: Food and Contemporary Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY


Selected Museum Collections

Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AK
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens GA
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
Guilford College Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts & Culture, Charlotte, NC
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Housantic Museum of Art, Housantic Community College, Bridgeport, CT
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
James E. Lewis Museum of Art, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
Maier Museum of Art, Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
The Museum of African American Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
Museum Overholland, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Japan
Ohio University Art Gallery, Columbus, OH
The Palm Springs Museum of Art, Palm Springs, CA          
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich Free Academy, Norwich, CT
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
The Tubman Museum, Macon, GA
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
William Benton Museum of Art
Zora Neal Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts, Orlando, FL