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The Cover
August 21, 2002

Rocks of Central Park

Author Affiliations

The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.

JAMA. 2002;288(7):804. doi:10.1001/jama.288.7.804

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.