Jacob Lawrence: The Hiroshima Series
August 23 – October 25, 2003
Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) was one of the most important African American painters of the twentieth century. In 1982 he was commissioned by Limited Editions Club of New York to illustrate a special edition of John Hersey's book Hiroshima, a chillingly objective account of the atomic bomb explosion in Japan. The following year Lawrence produced a limited edition series of prints based on the paintings.