Por­traits of a Harlem Artist

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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

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