Jacob Lawrence and the Urban Experience · Selected Prints 1963-2000

October 16 – December 24, 2009

Detail, Jacob Lawrence, The Studio, 1966, Lithograph

Detail, Jacob Lawrence, The Studio, 1966, Lithograph

A renowned 20th-century African-American painter/printmaker, Lawrence’s self-defined style of “dynamic cubism” was primarily influenced by his life growing up in Harlem. The New York Times (June 9, 2000) called Lawrence “one of America’s leading figurative painters” and “among the most impassioned visual chroniclers of the African American experience.”