Lot 197
Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917-2000), Memorabilia
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Lithograph in colors, 1990, on BFK Rives paper, pencil signed, titled, and numbered 55/100, printed by Kent Lovelace, Stone Press Editions, Seattle and with their blindstamp at lower right, published by University of Washington Press, Seattle, with full margins, matted and framed.

Image / Sheet size 31 3/8 x 22 3/4 in.; Frame dimensions 40 1/4 x 30 1/8 in.

Private Collection of Modern Art and Design, North Carolina

Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Jacob Lawrence became known for his narrative series of tempera paintings expressive of his own life and that of his black peers who migrated from the South to the North. His vivid collage-appearing canvases typically had bold planes of color and symbolic elements of African-American heritage of struggles, aspirations, and accomplishments.

Lawrence's style was wide ranging, but he was most associated with narrative Synthetic Cubism whose popularity and uniqueness were suppressed by the advent of Abstract Expressionism. His major work, The Migration of the Negro, was a social-realist culmination of the art of the 1930s and not a harbinger of new styles.

Lawrence remains one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His works are held in the collections of the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and others.

Foxing and some mold bloom; scattered creases; some slight color fading; not examined out of frame.

$1,000 - 3,000