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Jacob Lawrence

(amerikanisch, 1917 - 2000)

the life of toussaint l'ouverture series - the general by jacob lawrence

Jacob Lawrence

The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture Series - The General, 1986

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two rebels by jacob lawrence

Jacob Lawrence

Two Rebels, 1963

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Born in Atlantic City, NJ
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
Taught at Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, NC
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
Died in Seattle, WA


Jacob Lawrence, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
Jacob Lawrence: Tales of Freedom, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA (solo)
Jacob Lawrence: Three Series of Prints, Genesis, Hiroshima, and Toussaint L'ouverture, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL (solo)
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)
Jacob Lawrence Memorial Exhibition, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Jacob Lawrence: Games, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
The Toussaint L'Ouverture Series, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL (solo)
The Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman Series of Narrative Paintings, Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA (solo)
Lives Connected: Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
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)

Öffentliche Sammlungen

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York, NY
National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX


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