Jacob Lawrence: American Printmaker
January 29 – March 25, 2000
Jacob Lawrence is one of the foremost American artists of the twentieth century. Swept up in the vigorous social and cultural millieu of Harlem during the Depression, Lawrence drew upon Harlem scenes and African-American history for his subjects, portraying the lives, hopes, dreams, and aspirations of African-Americans. In recent years, he has focused on a wide range of subjects, including African-American history, builders themes, libraries, and Biblical subjects.