Portraits of a Harlem Artist
Beginning January 28, History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence, goes on exhibit at the Gibbes Museum of Art and showcases some of the titular American artist’s most iconic lithographs and silk screens. The late, Harlem-born artist was once hailed by The New York Times as “among the most impassioned visual chroniclers of the African-American experience.” The exhibition includes more than 90 of his paintings and print portfolios, which feature abstracted figurative forms in vibrant colors, and it focuses on the artist’s graphic work, particularly his observations of urban life, as well as his chronicling of African-American histories and experiences.
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Lawrence’s lithograph, “The ON THE SCENE