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JACOB LAWRENCE: THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS AND HARRIET TUBMAN SERIES OF 1938-40. Ellen Harkins Wheat. Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, 1991. Organized and published by Hampton University Museum. Distributed by University of Washington Press, Seattle. 128 pp. with 70 ills. (63 col.). 27 x 24 cm. LC 90-23494 ISBN 0961698241 In English.
The first full examination of two significant series of narrative paintings produced by noted African American artist Lawrence (b. 1917) during the early years of his career, this catalogue presents 63 expressive depictions of the dramatic lives of two major figures in the fight against slavery. Discussions of the achievements of Douglass and Tubman, Lawrence's visual interpretations of their lives, and the imagery of struggle that characterizes much of his oeuvre precede full-page reproductions of the works accompanied by captions composed by the artist.
Artist(s):Lawrence, Jacob
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945 — Painting — African American Artists
Plans: 02,03,22
Worldwide Number: 023074
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