Benny Andrews, American, 1920 - 2006



Oil on canvas with painted fabric collage

Overall: 48 × 48 in. (121.9 × 121.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through gifts from Evelyn A. and William B. Jaffe, Class of 1964H; Kent M. Klineman, Class of 1954; and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hazen, by exchange



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed and dated, in black paint, lower right: BENNY ANDREWS-68; titled, signed and dated, on reverse: "WITNESS" / Benny Andrews / 1968

Course History

AAAS 67.5, GEOG 21.01, Black Consciousness and Black Feminisms, Abigail Neely, Winter 2019

AAAS 7.05, Imagining Black Freedom in America since the Civil War, Julie Rabig, Spring 2020

Exhibition History

Entrance Gallery, Luise and Morton Kaish Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 10-August 11, 2019.


The artist (1920-2006), Brooklyn, New York; to his wife, Nene Humphrey, Brooklyn, New York; Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2015.

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