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Study for The Results of Good Housing

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Study for The Results of Good Housing

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Hale Woodruff
American, 1900–1980

Date

ca. 1941–1942

Medium

Oil on board

Accession #

1984.87

Dimensions

14 7/8 x 24 7/8 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

These works are studies for murals that hung in the Herndon Homes, then a celebrated new public housing project and among the last of its kind in Atlanta before it was demolished in 2010. For the commission, Woodruff addressed the benefits of replacing the city’s derelict housing with modern facilities, including indoor plumbing and outdoor communal spaces. Upon completing these studies, Woodruff presented them to James H. Therrell, then Atlanta’s director of housing, to commemorate his efforts to improve conditions for the community’s most impoverished citizens.

Credit

High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Gift of Mrs. Burma Therrell in memory of James H. Therrell, 1984.87

Image Copyright

© Estate of Hale Woodruff/VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York