Jacob Lawrence was born Sept. 7, 1917, in Atlantic City, N.J. “...best known for his series of narrative paintings depicting important moments in African American history. ... Lawrence began painting in series format in the late 1930s ... on the lives of the abolitionists Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and John Brown,” and others. (Read more at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aaworld/arts/lawrence.html)
Jacob Lawrence's "The Swearing In," a depiction of people at President Jimmy Carter's 1977 inauguration.
was born in 1968 in Detroit, Michigan. His first introduction to art was at the age of 5 when his kindergarten teacher asked him to illustrate a board that was in the classroom. Finding his passion, he decided to go to art school, attending the Center for Creative Studies (now College for Creative Studies) in Detroit. Marcus credits his artistic skills as God-given ability and to studying artists like Picasso, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Benny Andrews and Ernie Barnes. Marcus is one of…
Hungarian-born French photographer, sculptor and poet, Brassaï, was born in Brassó, Austria-Hungary on September 9, 1899. He moved to Paris in the mid-1920s, where he met Dalí, Miró and Picasso (seen at bottom right). He is perhaps best known for his photographs of Paris and its denizens at night. Learn more about him at (http://www.masters-of-photography.com/B/brassai/brassai_articles3.html)
Leroy Campbell: "Secret Message" print, “My work takes a critical view of social, political and cultural issues of the African American life. life.. I’m inspired by Romare Bearden’s & Jacob Lawrence's images of the South, of the history and struggle of African Americans. The Newspaper Series, features historical news print as its most dominant feature, and serves as a time capsule that details the perseverance and the intense, unwavering strength of African American people.