Jacob Lawrence

Best-known amongst 20th century paintings, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, eventually spending a majority of his childhood in and out of foster care in Philadelphia before reconnecting with his mother in New York City; specifically, Harlem. Growing up, his mother had enrolled him in art classes, securing a love for the field at an early age. Upon dropping out of school at age 16, Lawrence began attending classes at Harlem Art Workshop, taught by renowned artist Charles Alston. Read More