Jacob Armstead Lawrence
(1917 - 2000)
Jacob Armstead Lawrence was active/lived in New York, New Jersey. Jacob Lawrence is known for modernist naive urban genre-figure painting.
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Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Jacob Lawrence became known for his
narrative series of tempera paintings expressive of his own life and
that of his black peers who migrated from the South to the North.
His vivid collage-appearing canvases typically had bold planes of color
and symbolic elements of African-American heritage of struggles,
aspirations, and accomplishments.
Lawrence's style was wide
ranging, but he was most associated with narrative Synthetic Cubism
whose popularity and uniqueness were suppressed by the advent of
Abstract Expressionism. His major work, The Migration of the Negro, was a social-realist culmination of the art of the 1930s and not a harbinger of new styles.
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