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Jacob Lawrence

 (1917 - 2000)
Jacob Armstead Lawrence was active/lived in New York, New Jersey.  Jacob Lawrence is known for mod-naive urban genre-figure painting.

Keywords and Quick Facts for Jacob Lawrence


Birth / Death:  1917 Atlantic City, New Jersey - 2000 Seattle, Washington

Methods for Jacob Lawrence

Easel Painting
Graphic Arts, Graphic Design, Printmaking
Illustration, Illustrator
Murals: Fresco, Mixed Media, Mosaic and/or Paint
Sculpture, Sculptor

Media for Jacob Lawrence

Fresco
Ink

Styles for Jacob Lawrence

Modernism, Modernist (Tradition Breaking)

Subjects for Jacob Lawrence

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

Art Association for Jacob Lawrence

National Academy of Design, Elected Member

Teachers for Jacob Lawrence

Charles Henry Alston

Schools for Jacob Lawrence

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

Awards/Recognition for Jacob Lawrence

National Medal of Arts
Rosenwald Foundation Grant
Yaddo Resident Artist

Chronology for Jacob Lawrence

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

Collections for Jacob Lawrence

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

Added Description for Jacob Lawrence

Abstraction Specialty
Art Educator: School Teaching, Public Lectures, Workshops
Figure Specialty
Genre Specialty
Harlem Renaissance Artist
LIFE Magazine Featured Artist
Mural Specialty
Printmaking Specialty
WPA: New Deal Federal Arts Project

Ethnicity for Jacob Lawrence

Black, African-American

Notable Gallery Representation, Pre 21st Century  for Jacob Lawrence

Edith Halpert Downtown Gallery, New York

Exhibition of Art Association for Jacob Lawrence

National Academy of Design-

Exhibition of Museum for Jacob Lawrence

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 for Jacob Lawrence

American Negro Exposition, Chicago 1940


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