Jacob Lawrence

Carlos Rivera

BIOGRAPHY

Birth Date: September 17 1917

Death Date: June 9 2000

Example of Artwork: "The Migration of the Negro"

Contributions

Lawrence's paintings reflected the way African Americans lived. Lawrence's "The Migration of the Negro" was the first black art exhibition show at the Downtown Gallery. It symbolizes the story of blacks having to move from the South to the North.

Siginificance

Lawrence painted to express the way he felt about the way people lived in Harlem. His paintings included streets of Harlem.

Importance to his Community

He illustrated "The Migration Series" to say what the people wanted to say.

IF JACOB WASNT HERE

The world will be different because they wouldn't be able to relate to his paintings.

Affecting Me

This person does not affect me but if I never learned about him. I would've never learned about how helped peoples lives by paintings.
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

MLA FORMAT

"Jacob Lawrence." Notable Black American Men, Book II. Ed. Jessie Carney Smith. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography in Context. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.