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Jacob Lawrence

[African-American Harlem Renaissance Painter, 1917-2000]

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Original works by Jacob Lawrence available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
 
 
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteButler Institute of American Art, Ohio
The Street, 1957

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
7 works online

Notable SiteJacob Lawrence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History
3 works online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
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Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston
Watercolor collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
32 works online when last checked

Notable SiteJacob Lawrence at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
6 works by Jacob Lawrence

Notable SiteThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
5 works online

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Information about a 2007-2008 exhibition

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Seaman's Belt, 1945

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
2 works online (Note that this site opens each work in a new window)

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
The Schomburg Library, blue ink, ca.1946

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston, West Virginia

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Protest Rally, 1963-64

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
The Migrants Cast Their Ballots, 1974

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
The 1920's... The Migrants Cast Their Ballots, 1974

DePaul University Museum, Chicago
Builders #3

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina
Accident, 1946

Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, Wisconsin
Birth

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, New York
Flash slideshow; Click "Works on Paper" and navigate to work #22

Hood Museum of Art, New Hampshire
Illustrations for Aesop's Fables

Howard University Art Collection, Washington D.C.
To Preserve Their Freedom, 1988

Howard University Art Collection, Washington D.C.
Strike, 1949

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Occupational Therapy No.2

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
The 1920s... The Migrants Cast Their Ballots, 1974

Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University
Builders Three, 1991

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
(Note: Click the title to view the artwork details, not the thumbnail image.)

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
27 works listed, 2 of which can be viewed online

Missoula Art Museum, Montana
(Click on the object number for the artwork title & other information)

Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York City
Self-Portrait, 1977

Jacob Lawrence at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.
Self-portrait
Stokely Carmichael


New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut
Dreams

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Forward, 1967

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Builders No. 2, 1968

Jacob Lawrence at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Southern Alleghenies Museum, Pennsylvania

The Newark Museum, New Jersey
The Bo-Lo Game, 1937

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Subway Home from Work, 1943

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Crippled Child on Crutches, 1935

Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Interior Scene, 1937

Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Jacob Lawrence: Thirty Years of Prints

Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Dancing Doll, 1947 (click "next" a few times)

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas
3 works online

 
Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

 
Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteJacob Lawrence in the Artchive

California State University WorldImages Database

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

University of Michigan Fine Art Slides
The Apartment

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteThe Jacob and Gwen Knight Lawrence Virtual Resource Center
Has an enormous amount of information about Jacob Lawrence and his wife Gwen (also an artist), plus a searchable archive of nearly 1,000 artworks

Institute of International Visual Arts, London, UK
Click "Gallery" at right to see works by Jacob Lawrence

New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. Art Collection
The Builders, lithograph, 1974

PBS
Biographical info from the African American World section of the PBS website

Rhapsodies in Black

Jacob Lawrence at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
Papers of African American Artists (see the links at right)

The Legacy Project
"A gathering place for people interested in the enduring legacies of the many violent traumas of the 20th century"

The Microsoft Art Collection

Time Magazine Cover Archive
Lt. Colonel Ojukwu, 1968

Time Magazine Cover Archive
Jesse Jackson, 1970

University of Washington, Seattle

 
Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Jacob Lawrence  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

PBS
"Remembering Jacob Lawrence"

Resource Library Magazine
Jacob Lawrence -- Aesop's Fables

Resource Library Magazine
Dreams No. 2, 1965

Resource Library Magazine
Genesis Creation Sermon #7, 1989

Jacob Lawrence at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1968 interview from the Oral History project

Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
The Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight papers online

The New York Observer
"Painter Jacob Lawrence Still Grips and Stings", article by Hilton Kramer

The Village Voice
"Harlem on His Mind", 2002 article by Jerry Saltz

Time Magazine
"Stanzas from a Black Epic", 1993 article by Robert Hughes


"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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The Great Migration: An American Story


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Aesop's Fables


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Harriet and the Promised Land


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Story Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence


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Jacob Lawrence: The Complete Prints (1963-2000)


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Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence


 
 
 
 
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Jacob Lawrence: Library, 1969
Library, 1969

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Jacob Lawrence: The Lovers, 1946
The Lovers, 1946

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Barber Shop, 1946
Barber Shop, 1946

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Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series, No. 58, 1941
The Migration Series, No. 58, 1941

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Jacob Lawrence: Parade
Parade

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Home Chores, 1945
Home Chores, 1945

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