(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
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