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Jacob Lawrence    (American, 1917-2000)

 Jacob Lawrence - Builders Three (Prints and Multiples) h: 30 x w: 21.8 in / h: 76.2 x w: 55.4 cm
Jacob Lawrence
Builders Three 1991
 
 Jacob Lawrence - Carpenters (Prints and Multiples) h: 21.8 x w: 25.8 in / h: 55.4 x w: 65.5 cm
Jacob Lawrence
Carpenters 1977
 
 Jacob Lawrence - Confrontation at the Bridge (Prints and Multiples) h: 19.5 x w: 26 in / h: 49.5 x w: 66 cm
Jacob Lawrence
Confrontation at the Bridge 1975
 
 Jacob Lawrence - Lawyers and Clients (Prints and Multiples) h: 43 x w: 34 in / h: 109.2 x w: 86.4 cm
Jacob Lawrence
Lawyers and Clients 1994
 
  

Biography
1917 Born in Atlantic City, NJ
1930 Moved to Harlem, New York, NY
1934 - 1939 Attended the Harlem Art Workshop, New York, NY
1939 - 1941 Worked on Federal Arts Project as part of Works Progress Administration
1943 - 1945 Served in the US Coast Guard and Navy during WWII
1947 Taught at Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, NC
1953 Received an American Academy of Arts and Letters grant
1955 - 1970 Taught design and figure drawing at Pratt Institute, New York, NY
1971 - 1983 Taught at University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2000 Died in Seattle, WA

Exhibitions
2010 Jacob Lawrence, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Jacob Lawrence: Tales of Freedom, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA (solo)
2005 Jacob Lawrence: Three Series of Prints, Genesis, Hiroshima, and Toussaint L'ouverture, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL (solo)
2004 Jacob Lawrence's War Series, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
2001 - 2003 Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (solo)
2001 Jacob Lawrence Memorial Exhibition, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2000 Jacob Lawrence: Games, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
The Toussaint L'Ouverture Series, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL (solo)
1999 The Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman Series of Narrative Paintings, Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA (solo)
1998 Lives Connected: Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
1996 Jacob Lawrence: The Hiroshima Paintings, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX (solo)
Jacob Lawrence: An American Society in Transition, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX (solo)
1995 Jacob Lawrence: War Series, The Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York, NY (solo)
1994 Jacob Lawrence Inaugural Exhibition, Paintings 1972-1984, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (solo)
1992 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (retrospective)
Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (retrospective)
1986 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA (retrospective)
1984 Fifty Year Retrospective, Jamaica Arts Center, Jamaica, NY (retrospective)
1974 - 1975 Jacob Lawrence Retrospective Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (retrospective)
1969 The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (solo)
1960 Jacob Lawrence, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (retrospective)
1953 Downtown Gallery, New York, NY

Literature
2010 Hills, Patricia. Painting Harlem Modern: The Art of Jacob Lawrence. California: University of California Press, 2010
2000 Nesbitt, Peter T.; DuBois, Michelle, Jacob Lawrence, Paintings, Drawings and Murals (1935-199) A Catalogue Raisonne' , University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA
2000 Nesbitt, Peter T.; DuBois, Michelle, Over The Line the Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence, University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA
1986 Wheat, Ellen. Jacob Lawrence, American Painter. Washington: University of Washington Press, 1986
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