Adelaide Lawson Gaylor
(1889 - 1986)
Adelaide Lawson Gaylor was active/lived in New York. Adelaide Gaylor is known for modernist figure and genre painting.
Biography Adelaide Lawson Gaylor
Adelaide Lawson Gaylor was active as an artist in New York during the Harlem Renaissance and is listed in The Bio-Bibliographical Dictionary of Afro-American Artists. She studied at the Art Students League and began to exhibit her work (which leaned heavily towards radical-modernist art) in the early 1910s and 1920s, culminating in her participation in the inaugural Tanner Art League exhibition organized by African-American artists in Washington D.C. in 1922.
Gaylor's family and descendants were not black, as often assumed, but of Armenian heritage. She and her husband, artist Wood Gaylor, counted among their group of friends Josephine Baker, William and Marguerite Zorach, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Walt Kuhn and John Dos Pa
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