Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence (September 7, 1917 – June 9, 2000) was an American painter known for his portrayal of African-American life. Lawrence referred to his style as "dynamic cubism," though by his own account the primary influence was not so much French art as the shapes and colors of Harlem.Lawrence is among the best-known 20th-century African-American painters. He was 23 when he gained national recognition with his 60-panel Migration Series, painted on cardboard.

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