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  Art/Museums: Over the Line, The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Jacob Lawrence, who died June 9, 2000 at the age of 82, was one of America's greatest 20th Century artists with a spectacular flair for composition and social comment.
Lawrence is one of the first American artists trained in and by the fl community in Harlem, and it was from the people of Harlem that he initially obtained professional recognition.
Lawrence is certainly the foremost American artist to have produced several important narrative series and surely he was influenced to an extent by the popularity of the Mexican muralists whose work inspired many artists of the WPA period when large-scale public works required grandiloquent, if not grandiose, visions.
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 The My Hero Project - Jacob Lawrence
Jacob Lawrence was born in Atlantic City on September 7, 1917.
Jacob Lawrence Exploring Stories Over a 65-year career, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) was an impassioned observer and storyteller whose art documented both the African-American experience as well as the larger human struggle for freedom and social justice.
Jacob Lawrence broke racial barriers as a renowned painter.
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 Jacob Lawrence
Lawrence and his family moved to Harlem in 1924, where he experienced the vibrancy of fl intellectual, cultural, and artistic life in what was seen as the Harlem Renaissance.
Lawrence considered himself both an artist and educator and used his art to tell stories about fl history -- stories that were overlooked in the typical "American History" taught in schools.
Jacob Lawrence: An Intimate Portrait, by Grover Babcock and Elvin Whitesides.
www.cs.washington.edu /building/art/JacobLawrence   (522 words)

 Jacob Lawrence - MSN Encarta
Lawrence's narrative series—dozens of paintings on a single historical figure or topic—generally portray people or periods important to African American history, such as abolitionists John Brown and Frederick Douglass.
Lawrence's simplified graphic forms draw from a variety of artistic traditions, including expressionism and cubism.
Lawrence's work has been exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, all in New York City, as well as in other major museums around the country.
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 RW ONLINE: Jacob Lawrence: Telling the Black Story in Many Colors
Jacob Lawrence was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1917 and moved with his family to Harlem in 1930.
Jacob Lawrence's parents were part of the mass migration of Southern Blacks to the North in search of work following World War I. And in 1940, when Lawrence received a grant that enabled him to rent a $8-a-month studio, he began his famous series about the Migration.
Jacob Lawrence called his style "dynamic cubism" and he developed a unique technique and form that was spare and simple, yet complex.
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 Jacob Lawrence
Lawrence's paintings is different from these other artists in that his move to Harlem did not consist of a move from South to North.
Lawrence studied in Harlem under Charles Alston, with the famed "306" group which included Romare Bearden and Augusta Savage.
In conclusion, Lawrence's art seems uniquely self-conscious, building on the Renaissance tradition he followed and seeking to continue an active recreation of racial identity.
northbysouth.kenyon.edu /1998/art/pages/lawrence.htm   (299 words)

 Gale - Free Resources - Black History - Biographies - Jacob Lawrence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Jacob Lawrence was one of the first African American artists to rise to prominence in the mainstream American art world.
Lawrence got many of his ideas from the books and magazines he found at the center where the classes were held.
Lawrence was particularly drawn to the life story of Francis Dominique Toussaint, known as Toussaint L'Ouverture, the military leader of eighteenth-century Haiti, who overthrew the slave system and liberated the Caribbean island nation from French domination.
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 93.04.08: Jacob Lawrence’s Freedom Trail
Jacob Lawrence was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1917, raised in Pennsylvania until he was thirteen, and settled with his family in Harlem about 1930.
Lawrence creates a very interesting perspective with this work because we view the auction through the eyes of the slave being sold as she watches men with whips and chains waiting to bid on her human flesh.
Jacob Lawrence paints Panel 31 in a very reflective mood as he reflects on Tubman’s many trips to rescue the slaves as they were guided by the bright stars against the dark, blue sky.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1993/4/93.04.08.x.html   (5081 words)

 Great Migration:::Jacob Lawrence
Well, since the fls had unfortunate lives from the South, Jacob Lawrence captured the intense and forceful reactions of how they were dealt with, treated, and handled by the whites.
Jacob Lawrence showed this type of movement in his eighteen panel painting of his migration series, which states, "the migration gained in momentum." If you look to your right, this panel shows you that all the fls are heading the same direction towards the North and Midwest, which show the plight of the migrants.
Lawrence's painting each show a specific time when that action was made and each of his panels follow a specific time, each traveling to the North and Midwest.
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 Jacob Lawrence
His debts to Cubism and to Matisse are obvious: the flat, sharp overlaps of form, the reliance on silhouette, and a high degree of abstraction in the color.
Jacob Lawrence: American Painter, by Ellen Harkins Wheat.
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series, edited by Elizabeth Hutton Turner.
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 ArtandCulture Artist: Jacob Lawrence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Lawrence describes the intention behind his historical paintings: "I’ve always been interested in history, but they never taught Negro history in the public schools...I don’t see how a history of the United States can be written without including the Negro.
Lawrence has completed many public commissions and is currently at work on a 72-foot-long mural which will be unveiled in Times Square in 2001.
Lawrence’s career as an educator is as important as his career as an artist.
www.artandculture.com /cgi-bin/WebObjects/ACLive.woa/wa/artist?id=334   (548 words)

 Jacob Lawrence Remembered
Jacob Lawrence, whose work became known to a national audience in the 1940s, came to be openly embraced by the U.S. trade union movement only in the past 20 years.
Lawrence was most widely known for his series on the Great Migration, the trek of millions of African Americans from the South to the Northeast, Midwest and, ultimately, the West Coast.
Lawrence’s paintings looked at this experience not from the standpoint of the disinterested observer, but as a son portraying his family.
www.aflcio.org /aboutus/history/art/lawrence.cfm   (512 words)

 Narratives: General Toussaint, Jacob Lawrence
Jacob Lawrence was only twenty-one years old when he completed the monumental forty-one panel Toussaint L'Ouverture series in 1938.
Lawrence painted forty-one small tempera-on-white-paper works that chronologically documented the history of the Haitian revolution from Columbus's discovery of the island on December 6, 1492, through Toussaint's victory over the French with the signing of the Declaration of Independence on January 1, 1804.
Lawrence's original intention in creating the Toussaint L'Ouverture series was to provide African Americans with a sense of pride, accomplishment, and hope during an era when many fls were experiencing extreme political, economic, and racial difficulties.
www.artgallery.umd.edu /driskell/exhibition/sec2/lawr_j_01.htm   (421 words)

 African American World . Arts & Culture . Art Focus | PBS
Jacob Lawrence, one of the most important artists of the 20th century, was born in 1917 and is best known for his series of narrative paintings depicting important moments in African American history.
Lawrence was introduced to art when in his early teens, Lawrence's mother enrolled him in Utopia Children's Center, which provided an after-school art program in Harlem.
Lawrence began painting in series format in the late 1930s, completing 41 paintings on the life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, the revolutionary who established the Haitian Republic.
www.pbs.org /wnet/aaworld/arts/lawrence.html   (255 words)

 Jacob Lawrence
Jacob Lawrence was born in Atlantic City, NJ in 1917.
Lawrence moved to Seattle to join the art faculty at the University of Washington in 1971.
Lawrence has received many prestigious awards and is a member of both the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (since 1988) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1995).
www.grandpasart.com /jacoblawrence.html   (172 words)

 Jacob Lawrence, Foremost American Painter
The earliest paintings that survive from Lawrence's youth date from the time he was 19 years old and depict "both the sordidness and the kick and vitality of life" in the streets of Harlem.
Lawrence's preference for these materials stems from his earliest experiences with art, from the inexpensive poster paints of his youth.
Among his many honors, Lawrence was elected in 1983 to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters; he was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1990, and elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1995.
www.washington.edu /research/showcase/1971a.html   (1144 words)

 Jacob Lawrence biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
With the culture of Harlem as his primary source of inspiration, Jacob Lawrence possessed a consciousness of fl history that is generally not included in textbooks.
Jacob Lawrence was a student of life and made exposing the reality of fl history though art his life long pursuit.
Lawrence's original intention was to provide African Americans with a sense of pride, accomplishment, and hope during a time when many fls were experiencing extreme political, economic, and racial difficulties.
www.topblacks.com /arts/jacob-lawrence.htm   (444 words)

 Jacob Lawrence (1917 - 2000) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Jacob Lawrence - One of the largest race riots occurred in East St. Louis.
Jacob Lawrence - The Negro was the largest source of labor to be found after all others had been exhausted.
Lawrence, who moved to Harlem as a teenager in 1930, was influenced and stimulated by the artists, writers, and philosophers of the Harlem Renaissance, among them Romare Bearden, Langston Hughes, and W. DuBois, who fostered pride...
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 Three Series of Prints by Jacob Lawrence
Lawrence was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1917 and passed his formative years in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood.
Jacob Lawrence received numerous awards and honors, including the National Medal of Arts (1990), the NAACP Annual Great Black Artists Award (1988), and the Spingarn Medal (1970).
Lawrence reworked many of the images during the process of translating them to silk screen.
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 PS144Q & QMA: Jacob Lawrence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) created vividly designed paintings and prints dealing with various aspects of fl history and social issues.
Lawrence often used the series format to present a story or issue of importance in fl history or contemporary life (try drawing your own picture series in Just Add Ink).
The stark simplicity of Lawrence's technique in these twenty-two prints (originally done as gouache paintings) works to powerful, and even tragic, effect as the story unfolds.
www.queensmuseum.org /education/ps144/gallery/jl-sum.html   (567 words)

 Jacob Lawrence Rent Strike - Coup de Foudre LLC
Lawrence is known primarily for his series of panels on the lives of important African Americans in history and scenes of African-American life.
Lawrence's rough technique and style – the gaps in his desultory brushwork; his coloring-book way of building up a picture from flat contours filled in one pigment at a time – bear witness to the struggle that it took to get things right.
The Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raisonné Project (JLCRP), established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in 1995, is devoted to the location, documentation, authentication and publication of the paintings, drawings, and murals of American visual artist Jacob Lawrence.
www.coupdefoudre.com /Lawrence/Rent.html   (4443 words)

 Jacob Lawrence, icon of African American art, dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Jacob Lawrence, one of the great figurative painters of the 20th century, died early Friday at his Seattle home.
Little in Lawrence's childhood suggested he would become an internationally recognized artist in his early 20s and sustain that position for the rest of his life.
Lawrence received 20 honorary doctorates, membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the National Council of the Arts and the National Academy of Design, as well as scores of significant citations, prizes and foundation grants.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /visualart/jlaw10.shtml   (2593 words)

 Jacob Lawrence Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) was an African-American painter whose works depict his passionate concern for the plight of his people.
Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on September 7, 1917, Jacob Lawrence was reared in Harlem in New York City, which provided the background for many of his works.
Lawrence's works are in the collections of several major American museums as well as numerous private collections.
www.bookrags.com /biography/jacob-lawrence   (601 words)

 Haber's Art Reviews: Jacob Lawrence, Horace Pippin, and Kandinsky
Born in the shared hopes of the WPA, Jacob Lawrence's 1941 series is at last reassembled.
Lawrence traces the fl migration north just after World War I, two decades before Walker Evans would travel south to discover the dignity and desperation left behind.
Lawrence was born only in 1917, when his series opens, and raised in Harlem.
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 Online NewsHour: Remembering Jacob Lawrence -- June 13, 2000
Jacob Lawrence was born in 1917, in Atlantic City.
Lawrence was inspired by his first mentor, artist Charles Alston, and the sculptor and painter Augustus Savage.
In the series, Lawrence was to establish the pattern of not using titles for his work, but numbers accompanied by simple sentences to help tell the dramatic story he was portraying.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/remember/jan-june00/lawrence_6-13.html   (915 words)

An incident as commonplace as the gathering of mothers was probably witnessed often by Lawrence on the avenues of the Bedford Stuyvesant district of Brooklyn where he was living when The Street was painted.
Like other American Scene painters, Lawrence was thrown on the defensive by the Abstract Expressionist tide that washed over New York in the 1950s, but he tenaciously clung to the belief in figurative art with liberal humanistic meaning.
Lawrence, son of a Pennsylvania coal miner, came to Harlem with his mother when he was three.
www.butlerart.com /pc_book/pages/jacob_lawrence_b.htm   (644 words)

 DC Moore Gallery: Milton Avery, Jacob Lawrence
His emergence as a major figure in mid-20th century American art came during the 1960s, when the upheavals that had occurred during the previous decade caused his achievement to be reevaluated in a new light.
Jacob Lawrence is a towering figure in the history of twentieth century American art.
A definitive two-volume catalogue raisonné and examination of Lawrence’s life and work, also titled Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence, was published in the fall of 2000 by the University of Washington Press.
www.artnet.com /event/97649/milton-avery-jacob-lawrence.html   (786 words)

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