JACOB LAWRENCE | Paintings, Drawings, and Prints | February 6-29 | Greg Kucera Gallery

Greg Kucera Gallery is pleased to announce an important exhibition of 50 works by Jacob Lawrence. Consisting of 12 paintings and drawings, as well as 38 editioned prints, this is the largest, most comprehensive gallery exhibition of Lawrence’s work ever presented in Seattle. Only his retrospectives at the Seattle Art Museum (2003, 1986, 1975) and his survey exhibition at the The Henry Art Gallery have presented a broader selection of work. Among the 20th century’s most important artists, Lawrence documented the African-American experience and the life of the working man. The majority of this exhibition of prints is made up of several serigraphs from two major suites.

THE LEGEND OF JOHN BROWN details the life of the American abolitionist who organized a movement to arm slaves and overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States. THE LIFE OF TOUSSAINT L’OUVERTURE tells the story of the Haitian general and charismatic leader of the Haitian Revolution, an insurrection by self-liberated slaves in the French colony of Saint-Domingue. Both suites depict the lead-up to and aftermath of battles waged to end slavery.

Born in 1917, Jacob Lawrence gained national recognition at the age of 23 for MIGRATION SERIES, a 60 panel series of paintings depicting the Great Migration of African-Americans who migrated from the rural South to the urban North from between 1916 and 1970. His work is in the collections of major museums around the world.

He has had major solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, NY; Seattle Art Museum; Jacob Lawrence: The Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman Series of 1938-40, organized by the Hampton University Museum in Virginia; and Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series, organized jointly by the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. A major retrospective exhibition Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence originated in 2001 at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC and traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, and the Seattle Art Museum.

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