Jacob Lawrence

By Tiana Lynch

jacob lawrence

  • His work portrays the daily life of African American and their history
  • He brought the African American experience to life

1917-2000

Lawrence is among the best-known 20th-century African-American painters. He was 23 years old when he gained national recognition with his 60-panel Migration Series, painted on cardboard.

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  • Throughout his lengthy artistic career, Lawrence concentrated on exploring the history and struggles of African Americans
  • He often portrayed important periods in African-American history.
TRIBUTE TO AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTIST-JACOB LAWRENCE