Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

DAC Collection Artist Information

Jacob Lawrence

American painter

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Painter whose work was the first by an African American to be in the collection of MOMA in New York. His bright, colorful, genre painters became associated with the Harlem Renaissance of the 1930s and 1940s.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500027690.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Jacob Lawrence:

Jacob Lawrence Workshop, 1972 Lithograph printed in five colors
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