The exhibition features
31 graphic works by Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) done between 1983 -1997. Included are his Hiroshima Series of 8 prints, the Genesis Series of 8 prints, 10 prints from the Toussaint L'Ouverture Series, and 5 other of Lawrence's most significant prints. Also included are text panels with an introductory
exhibition essay, a chronology, and photos of the artist.
The exhibition inlcudes an essay about
Lawrence and his printmaking by Peter Nesbett. Nesbett is the
Editor of Jacob Lawrence: The Complete Prints (1963-2000) /
The Catalogue Raisonne. The
works come from the collection of Alitash Kebede of Los Angeles,
CA. The exhibition and museum tour are organized by Landau
Traveling Exhibitions of Los Angeles, CA.
Since his first published print in 1963 Jacob Lawrence has
a body of prints that is both highly dramatic and intensely personal.
his graphic work, as in his paintings, Lawrence has turned to the
of history and to his own experience. From depictions of civil rights
to scenes of daily life, these images present a vision of a common
toward unity and equality, a universal struggle deeply seated in the
of the human consciousness.
Lawrence was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1917 and
passed his formative years in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood. In
the mid - 1930s he took art classes sponsored by the College Art Association and
the WPA, at the Harlem Community Art Center and, following a two-year
scholarship to the American Artists School worked in the easel division
of the Federal Art Project. In 1941, Lawrence became the first African
American artist included in the permanent collection of New York’s
Museum of Modern Art, where he had a one-man exhibition in 1944. He
lived and worked in New York City, teaching at numerous schools and
universities until 1971, when he accepted a full-time faculty
appointment at the University of Washington in Seattle, from which he
retired as professor emeritus in 1983.
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). His work has been the
subject of several major retrospectives that have traveled nationally,
originating in 1986 at Seattle Art Museum, in 1974 at the Whitney
Museum of American Art, and in 1960 at the Brooklyn Museum.
- 29 framed color prints
2 framed portfolio pages
- 2 Text panels & 1 photo mural
Publications: - A Color catalogue is
Peter T. Nesbett, Jacob Lawrence:
The Complete Prints (1963-2000) /
A Catalogue Raisonne
(Seattle: Francine Seders Gallery, 2001).
Space Req: 150 - 200 running feet sq.
Loan Fee: U.S. -
price on request
International - Please contact us
Dates Avail: 2020 - 2022