Artist Hale Woodruff
American, 1900-1980
Title
  • Ancestral Memory
Date mid 20th century
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 60 1/8 × 52 1/8 inches (152.7 × 132.4 cm)
Framed: 62 1/2 × 54 7/16 × 2 1/4 inches (158.8 × 138.3 × 5.7 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, African Art Gallery Committee Fund
Accession Number 78.87
Department African American Art
On View Special Exhibitions: Central C265, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed, lower left: H. Woodruff
1978-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Taylor, William E., and Warkel, Harriet G. A Shared Heritage: Art by Four African Americans. Indianapolis, 1996, pp. 88-90 (ill.).

Bulletin of the DIA 56, no. 5 (1978): 323, no. 37 (ill.).