Artist: Lawrence, Jacob (American 1917-2000)
Title: The Builders (Family)
Medium: serigraph printed in colors on wove paper
Dimensions: 30 x 22 1/8 inches (image); 34 x 25 3/4 inches (paper)
Description: Born in 1917 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Lawrence moved with his family to New York City’s Harlem in 1930, where he came into contact with some of the greatest artistic and intellectual minds of his generation. During the previous decade, Harlem had experienced the remarkably creative period known as the Harlem Renaissance, and the neighborhood was still the focal point of African-American culture. Before he was twenty years old, Lawrence had developed a powerful, concise style that expressed all of the vibrancy and pathos of the neighborhood and its occupants.
Signature: pencil signed, dated, titled and numbered along the lower margin
Provenance: Dr Frank Sessoms Collection, Pittsburgh Pa.
Frame Type: French gold fluted frame with suede mats
Frame Size: 42 x 34 inches