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ID: 500027690
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500027690

 

Record Type: Person
Lawrence, Jacob (American painter, 1917-2000)

Note: Jacob Lawrence was the first African-American painter whose work was displayed in the collection of MOMA in New York. His bright, colorful, genre painters became associated with the Harlem Renaissance of the 1930s and 1940s. Lawrence got his start as an artist by taking classes at the Utopia Neighborhood House, 135th Street Library, and the Harlem Workshop in New York City. He was then supported by the Federal Arts Project through the WPA during the Depression. Outside of his career as an artist, Lawrence taught classes at the Art Students League, Bradeis University, Black Mountain College, the Skohegan School, and the University of California. He also served as a professor and coordinator at the Pratt Institute in New York city.

Names:
Lawrence, Jacob (preferred,V,index,LC)
Jacob Lawrence (V,display)
Lawrence, Jacob Armstead (V)
Lawrence, Jacob A. (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
African American
Black

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
draftsman

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Atlantic City (Atlantic county, New Jersey, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Seattle (King county, Washington, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
spouse of ....  Lawrence, Gwendolyn Knight  married in 1941
................  (American painter, 1914-2005) [500123536]
teacher at (person to institution) ....  Art Students' League  
............................................................  (American repository, New York City, contemporary) [500303709]
teacher at (person to institution) ....  Black Mountain College  
............................................................  (American liberal arts college, active 1933-1957) [500125890]
teacher at (person to institution) ....  Pratt Institute  
............................................................  (American repository, New York City, contemporary) [500304324]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Lawrence, Jacob (I)

Biographies:
(American painter, 1917-2000) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American painter, b.1917) ..... [BHA]
(American draughtsman, b.1917) ..... [GRLPA]
(American artist, 1917-) ..... [WCP]
(American artist, b.1917) ..... [WCI]
(American artist, born 1917) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(American painter, 1917-2000) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, 1917-2000) ..... [GRL]
(American artist, 1917-2000) ..... [MoMA]
(Unknown artist) ..... [GRISC]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Jacob Lawrence ........ [GRISC, MoMA, VP]
..............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Lawrence, Jacob ........ [BHA Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPA Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, MoMA Preferred, WCI Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 83125290
................................  M. Knoedler & Co. records, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2012-)
................................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Lawrence, Jacob A. ........ [VP]
.....................................  Encyclopedia of World Biography [online] (2010) accessed 3 July 2019
Lawrence, Jacob Armstead ........ [VP]
.................................................  Encyclopedia of World Biography [online] (2010) accessed 3 July 2019

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, GRLPA, Grove Art, MoMA, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Cummings, Contemporary American Artists (1988)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n83125290
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 13 September 2004
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n83125290
....................  M. Knoedler & Co. records, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2012-)
....................  MoMA, Library Catalog (1976)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Vollmer, K√ľnstler-Lexikon 20. Jahrhunderts (1953-62)
....................  Whitney Museum Catalogue (1975)
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-) 1976
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Encyclopedia of World Biography [online] (2010) accessed 3 July 2019
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 13 September 2004
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