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 Jacob Armstead Lawrence  (1917 - 2000)

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Lived/Active: New York/New Jersey      Known for: mod-naive urban genre-figure painting

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QUICK FACTS AND KEYWORDS for Jacob Lawrence
Birth/Death Lived/Active Often Known For
- 1917 (Atlantic City, New Jersey)
- 2000 (Seattle, Washington)
New York/New Jersey mod-naive urban genre-figure painting
Methods
* Easel Painting
* Illustration, Illustrator
* Murals of Fresco, Mixed Media, Mosaic or Paint
* Printmaking, Graphic Arts, Graphic Design
* Sculpture, Sculptor

  
Media
* Casein
* Colored Pencil
* Crayon
* Egg Tempera
* Fresco
* Gouache
* Graphite, Pencil
* Ink
* Mixed-Media, Multi-Media
* Oil Paint
* Pen and Ink
* Tempera
* Watercolor/Watercolour
* Wood

  
Styles
* Abstraction, Abstract
* Folk Art, Naive, Primitive
* Modernism, Modernist (Tradition Breaking)
* Naive, Childlike

  
Subjects
* American Scene
* Animals, Mammals
* Black, African Culture, Figure, Genre
* Cityscape, City Views, City Scenes
* Figure, Figurative, Human Figure
* Genre, Human Activity
* Portraits
* Religion, Mysticism, Spirituality
* Social Realism
* Urban Scene, City Genre

  
Art Association
* National Academy of Design, Elected Member

  
Teacher
* Charles Henry Alston

  
Schools
* Art Students League of New York, Teacher
* Black Mountain College, Teacher
* New School For Social Research, Teacher
* Pratt Institute of Art, Student
* Pratt Institute of Art, Teacher
* Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Teacher

  
Awards/Recognition
* National Medal of Arts
* Rosenwald Foundation Grant
* Yaddo Resident Artist

  
Chronology
* Early 20th Century Before 1950
* Late 20th Century After 1950

  
Some Collections
* Edith and Milton Lowenthal
* Evans-Tibbs Collections
* Hallmark Cards, Inc.
* John J. McDonough Collection
* Sara Roby Foundation
* Warner Collection

  
Added Description
* Abstraction Specialty
* Art Educator: School Teaching, Public Lectures, Workshops
* Figure Specialty
* Genre Specialty
* Harlem Renaissance Artist
* LIFE Magazine Featured Artist
* Mural Specialty
* Printmaking Specialty
* PWA, WPA, Public Works Project Participant

  
Ethnicity
* Black, African-American

  
Notable Gallery Representation, Pre 21st Century
* Edith Halpert Downtown Gallery, New York

  
Exhibition of Art Association
* National Academy of Design-

  
Exhibition of Museum
* Art Institute of Chicago
* Contemporary Black Artists in America, Whitney Museum
* Metropolitan Museum of Art
* Museum of Modern Art, New York
* Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
* The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
* Whitney Museum of American Art

  
Exhibition of Special Group
* American Negro Exposition, Chicago 1940

  
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