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Clarence Lawson

 (1909 - 1988)
Clarence Lawson was active/lived in United States.  Clarence Lawson is known for sculpture.

Biography   Clarence Lawson


Clarence Lawson was born in Beaumont, Texas in 1909.  From 1933-1938, Lawson studied at the Art Institute of Chicago where he became the first black artist to receive the prestigious James Nelson Raymond Study and Travel Fellowship.  Upon his return to the US, he served in the Navy, instructing wounded soldiers in arts and crafts.

Lawson's work was shown in a variety of arts institutions during his lifetime including the Art Institute of Chicago, Atlanta University, the South Side Community Art Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others.  A bronze bust of Russian musician and composer Sergei Rachmaninoff was featured, with significant praise, in the 1951 National Competition of American S   ...  Displaying 750 of 906 characters.

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