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Painting Harlem modern : the art of Jacob Lawrence

Author: Patricia Hills; Jacob Lawrence; Getty Foundation.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jacob Lawrence was one of the best-known African American artists of the twentieth century. This book renders an assessment of Lawrence's long and productive career. It argues that his complex,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hills, Patricia.
Painting Harlem modern.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)690997273
Named Person: Jacob Lawrence; Jacob Lawrence; Jacob Lawrence; Jacob Lawrence; Jacob Lawrence
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Hills; Jacob Lawrence; Getty Foundation.
ISBN: 9780520252417 0520252411
OCLC Number: 317461614
Notes: "Ahmanson Murphy fine arts imprint"--Prelimimary page.
"Published with the assistance of the Getty Foundation."
Description: x, 354 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: The artist's place in Harlem. Harlem's artistic community in the 1930s --
Patrons and the making of a professional artist --
Themes and issues. African American storytelling: Toussaint L'Ouverture and Harriet Tubman --
The great migration in memory, pictures, and text --
Confrontations with the Jim Crow South in the 1940s --
Home in Harlem: tenements and streets --
The double consciousness of masks and masking --
The paintings of the protest years, 1955-70 --
Epilogue --
Acknowledgments --
Appendix: Jacob Armstead Lawrence and his family.
Responsibility: Patricia Hills.

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