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Characteristic of Jacob Lawrence’s work in the 1940s are subjects drawn from the streets and interiors of Harlem. Although he believed that you cannot “tell a story in a single painting,” Lawrence occasionally worked outside the series structure for which he is best known. In uninflected areas of bold color, Tombstones pictures neighbors and residents in front of an apartment building. It encapsulates the full sweep of life within the African American community, from the cradle—the baby carriage Art, Tattoos, Contemporary Art, Quilting, American Artists, American Art, Jacob Lawrence Paintings, Jacob Lawrence Art, Seattle Artist

Characteristic of Jacob Lawrence’s work in the 1940s are subjects drawn from the streets and interiors of Harlem. Although he believed that you cannot “tell a story in a single painting,” Lawrence occasionally worked outside the series structure for which he is best known. In uninflected areas of bold color, Tombstones pictures neighbors and residents in front of an apartment building. It encapsulates the full sweep of life within the African American community, from the cradle—the baby…

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Lawrence studied art at New York’s Utopia Children’s House and the Harlem Community Art Center in the early 1930s. At the art center, he was introduced to paper-covered boards and tempera paints, which dry quickly and tend to produce flat, matte surfaces

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