The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate,
MD, Senior Contributing Editor.
For more than 50 years Hale Aspacio Woodruff (1900-1980) juggled his
life between art and teaching. As an accomplished artist and as a dedicated
teacher he struggled to find time for both and never seemed to have enough
time for either. He loved teaching and credited it with helping him to become
a better artist; by the same token, becoming a better artist made him a better
teacher. In either case, his work was influenced by African art and reflects
the African American experience.
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