jacob lawrence gallery seattle

jacob lawrence gallery seattle

3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture
April 5 – 15
Opening reception: Tuesday, April 4, 5–8pm
Photomedia
May 2 – 13
Reception: Friday, May 5, 5–8pm

Jacob lawrence gallery seattle

FIGURE STUDY AFTER VESALIUS (BACK WITH RIGHT ANGLE), 1996
Graphite on paper
9.5 x 6.5 inches
Price on request

ARTIST IN STUDIO (blue background), 1994
Lithograph
26.25 x 19.75 inches
Edition of 50
Price on request

Lawrence was 23 when he completed the 60-panel set of narrative paintings entitled Migration of the Negro, now called the Migration Series. The series was a portrayal of the Great Migration, when hundreds of thousands of African Americans moved from the rural South to the North after World War I and showed their adjusting to Northern cities. It was exhibited in New York at the Museum of Modern Art, and brought him national recognition. [9] His early work involved general depictions of everyday life in Harlem and also a major series dedicated to Black History (1940-1941). [6] In the 1940s Lawrence was given his first major solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and became the most celebrated African-American painter in the country. Lawrence taught at Black Mountain College during the 1946 Summer Art Institute, where he was influenced by the teaching of Josef Albers. This is when his form and design changed in his style of realism. [6]
Lawrence illustrated an adaptation of Aesop’s Fables for the University of Washington Press in 1997. [13]

References:

http://www.gregkucera.com/lawrence.htm
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Lawrence

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