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Jacob Lawrence and The Urban Experience: Selected Prints at ARG
October 13, 2009, Volume 56, No. 07


The Studio- Jacob Lawrence

From October 16 through December 24, the Arthur Ross Gallery (ARG) will present a comprehensive survey of Jacob Lawrence Prints, 1963-2000. One of the most renowned 20th-century African-American painters/printmakers, Lawrence’s self-defined style of “dynamic cubism” was primarily influenced by his life growing up in Harlem. His work often depicts the history of African Americans. The New York Times (June 9, 2000) called him “one of America’s leading figurative painters” and “among the most impassioned visual chroniclers of the African American experience.”

The selection of prints will focus on many aspects of urban life, both its quotidian and cosmopolitan experiences. A lecture by Bridget Moore, president of the DC Moore Gallery, will be held on October 29 at 5 p.m. in the ARG to address the theme of Art in the City, from Lawrence’s perspective and from a global point of view. Jacob Lawrence Prints: 1963-2000 is lent courtesy of the DC Moore Gallery, New York.

At left: The Studio, 1966, lithograph, HC 30” x 22 1/8,” courtesy DC Moore Gallery. Copyright:  The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.






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