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Title Painting Harlem modern : the art of Jacob Lawrence / Patricia Hills.
Author Hills, Patricia, author.
Publication Berkeley, California : University of California Press, [2019]
Copyright date ©2009
Description x, 354 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 26 cm
Call # 759.13 LAWRENCE H
Note "Published with the assistance of the Getty Foundation."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-333) and index.
Summary "Jacob Lawrence was one of the best-known African American artists of the twentieth century. In Painting Harlem Modern, Patricia Hills renders a vivid assessment of Lawrence's long and productive career. She argues that his complex, cubist-based paintings developed out of a vital connection with a modern Harlem that was filled with artists, writers, musicians, and social activists. She also uniquely positions Lawrence alongside such important African American writers as Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison. Drawing from a wide range of archival materials and interviews with artists, Hills interprets Lawrence's art as distilled from a life of struggle and perseverance. She brings insightful analysis to his work, beginning with the 1930s street scenes that provided Harlem with its pictorial image, and follows each decade of Lawrence's work, with accounts that include his impressions of Southern Jim Crow segregation and a groundbreaking discussion of Lawrence's symbolic use of masks and masking during the 1950s Cold War era. Painting Harlem Modern is an absorbing book that highlights Lawrence's heroic efforts to meet his many challenges while remaining true to his humanist values and artistic vision"--Publisher website.
Subject Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000 -- Themes, motives.
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000. (OCoLC)fst00114002
African American artists -- Washington (D.C.)
African American artists. (OCoLC)fst00799017
Themes, motives. (OCoLC)fst01355139
Washington (D.C.) (OCoLC)fst01204505
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Addl. Author Container of (work): Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000. Works. Selections.
Getty Foundation.
ISBN 0520305507 (softcover) :
9780520305502 (softcover) :

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