Jacob Lawrence

Lawrence in 1941 Jacob Armstead Lawrence (September 7, 1917 – June 9, 2000) was an American painter known for his portrayal of African-American historical subjects and contemporary life. Lawrence referred to his style as "dynamic cubism," an art form popularized in Europe which drew great inspiration from West African and Meso-American art. For his compositions, Lawrence found inspiration in everyday life in Harlem. He brought the African-American experience to life using blacks and browns juxtaposed with vivid colors. He also taught and spent 16 years as a professor at the University of Washington.

Lawrence is among the best known twentieth-century African-American painters, known for his modernist illustrations of everyday life as well as narratives of African-American history and historical figures. At the age of 23 he gained national recognition with his 60-panel ''The Migration Series'', which depicted the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North. The series was purchased jointly by the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Lawrence's works are in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Northwest Art. His 1947 painting ''The Builders'' hangs in the White House. Provided by Wikipedia
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    Harriet and the Promised Land / by Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000

    Published 1993
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    Jacob Lawrence : paintings, drawings and prints, November 17, 1993-January 15, 1994. by Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000

    Published 1993
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    Jacob Lawrence : moving forward paintings, 1936-1999 / by Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000

    Published 2008
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    Jacob Lawrence / by Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000

    Published 1974
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    Nach der Flucht / by Trojanow, Ilija

    Published 2017
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    One-way ticket : [poems] / by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

    Published 1949
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    Jacob Lawrence : the Migration series / by Dickerman, Leah, 1964-, Smithgall, Elsa

    Published 2015
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    Painting Harlem modern : the art of Jacob Lawrence / by Hills, Patricia

    Published 2009
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    Aesop's fables /

    Published 1997
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    Jacob Lawrence, American painter / by Wheat, Ellen Harkins

    Published 1986
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    Jacob Lawrence / by Lewis, Samella S.

    Published 1982
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    Jacob Lawrence : paintings, drawings, and murals (1935-1999) : a catalogue raisonné / by Nesbett, Peter T.

    Published 2000
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