Gwendolyn Bennett, like Bruce Nugent, was both an artist and a writer. A native of Giddings, Texas, she graduated from the Pratt Institute, taught at Howard, and studied art in Paris. She designed many covers for The Crisis, the NAACP magazine, and was a regular columnist for Opportunity, published by the National Urban League. In the thirties she joined the Federal Art Project and became Director of the Harlem Community Art Center. Later she was Director of the George Washington Carver School, a privately supported community school in New York City. She died in 1981.
B. Bennett (1902-1981)