Jacob Lawrence
American, 1917-2000
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Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Their Own Harlems,
The Studio Museum in Harlem
2016
"This Art Is Your Art" Competition,
White House Historical Association
When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection,
American Federation of Arts

Based on diligent research and inspired by Harlem Renaissance artists Augusta Savage and Charles Alston, Jacob Lawrence illustrated African American history through colorful narrative paintings. His subjects included series on prominent figures in the struggle for black liberation, such as Harriet Tubman; his “The …

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