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June 19, 2000
Jacob Lawrence is a name from my childhood (obituary, June 10). He was not only a great artist, he and his wife, Gwen, were also caring neighbors. I grew up in the same building with them, at Kingsview Homes, Brooklyn. Kingsview was a nonprofit co-op my father, the late professor Jerome Bartels, organized for 300 families in the late '50s. It was a fully integrated community. Any time a scroll was needed to honor a board member, Jake would produce one. It was like growing up in a small town.
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April 22, 2005 | Jacqueline Trescott, Washington Post
The National Endowment for the Arts has scaled back a new initiative to send the best of American culture around the country and is starting with a tour only of visual arts. Earlier plans included dance and music components. Among those selected to participate in the first year of "American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius" is the Phillips Collection.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 2000 | SUSAN FREUDENHEIM, TIMES ARTS WRITER
Jacob Lawrence, whose colorful paintings chronicled the history of black America with subtle emotion and evocative simplicity, died Friday of lung cancer at his home in Seattle. He was 82. A National Medal of Arts winner in 1990 under President George Bush, Lawrence was loved, not only for his work, but also for his generosity and kindness to those he met, particularly in the African American community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2000
Jacob Lawrence is a name from my childhood (obituary, June 10). He was not only a great artist, he and his wife, Gwen, were also caring neighbors. I grew up in the same building with them, at Kingsview Homes, Brooklyn. Kingsview was a nonprofit co-op my father, the late professor Jerome Bartels, organized for 300 families in the late '50s. It was a fully integrated community. Any time a scroll was needed to honor a board member, Jake would produce one. It was like growing up in a small town.
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July 4, 1993 | NANCY KAPITANOFF, Nancy Kapitanoff writes regularly about art for The Times
In the courtyard of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, they do not hesitate to approach painter Jacob Lawrence. They are black and white, male and female, museum employees and members of the public. They have seen the exhibit, "Jacob Lawrence: The Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman Series of Narrative Paintings." Seattle resident Lawrence is accommodating, as excited but respectful fans thrust posters and catalogues at him for autographs.
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January 24, 1986 | ZAN DUBIN
Angry demonstrators weren't alone as they worked for freedom during the American civil rights movement. They had the help of black artists who vigorously and visually upheld the cause. "During the '60s, black artists used their creativity as a vehicle for social change," noted Leonard Simon, a professor of black art history at UC Riverside. "Black artists, previously able to show their work in black museums and galleries only, let the cultural Establishment know about their art.
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October 19, 1986 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC
This entire page could be filled with Jacob Lawrence's achievements--awards and honorary degrees he has won, offices and teaching posts he has held, his commissions for murals, posters and magazine covers, not to mention his exhibitions. There are his honorary doctorates at Carnegie-Mellon and Howard universities, his teaching at the fabled Black Mountain School in 1946 with Bauhaus master Josef Albers and his ongoing association with the University of Washington.
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April 22, 2005 | Jacqueline Trescott, Washington Post
The National Endowment for the Arts has scaled back a new initiative to send the best of American culture around the country and is starting with a tour only of visual arts. Earlier plans included dance and music components. Among those selected to participate in the first year of "American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius" is the Phillips Collection.
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January 13, 2002
The Smithsonian Institution today launched its first major exhibit celebrating the late civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. The traveling show opens in Detroit before moving to Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Memphis and Montgomery, Ala., for the next two years. In a tribute to the diversity that King championed, the artists whose works appear in the show include Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Faith Ringgold, Robert Rauschenberg, Norman Rockwell, Ben Shahn and Andy Warhol.
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October 17, 1993 | Anna Scotti
From the nation's capital to our state capital: The only West Coast showing of "Free Within Ourselves," a major exhibition of African-American painting and sculpture, on loan from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art, will be on view at Sacramento's Crocker Art Museum from Nov. 5 through Jan. 2. The show includes Robert Scott Duncanson's 19th-Century landscapes, paintings by Palmer Hayden and Jacob Lawrence from the 1930s and work by several contemporary artists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 2000 | SUSAN FREUDENHEIM, TIMES ARTS WRITER
Jacob Lawrence, whose colorful paintings chronicled the history of black America with subtle emotion and evocative simplicity, died Friday of lung cancer at his home in Seattle. He was 82. A National Medal of Arts winner in 1990 under President George Bush, Lawrence was loved, not only for his work, but also for his generosity and kindness to those he met, particularly in the African American community.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 1993 | NANCY KAPITANOFF, Nancy Kapitanoff writes regularly about art for The Times
In the courtyard of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, they do not hesitate to approach painter Jacob Lawrence. They are black and white, male and female, museum employees and members of the public. They have seen the exhibit, "Jacob Lawrence: The Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman Series of Narrative Paintings." Seattle resident Lawrence is accommodating, as excited but respectful fans thrust posters and catalogues at him for autographs.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 1986 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC
This entire page could be filled with Jacob Lawrence's achievements--awards and honorary degrees he has won, offices and teaching posts he has held, his commissions for murals, posters and magazine covers, not to mention his exhibitions. There are his honorary doctorates at Carnegie-Mellon and Howard universities, his teaching at the fabled Black Mountain School in 1946 with Bauhaus master Josef Albers and his ongoing association with the University of Washington.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 1986 | ZAN DUBIN
Angry demonstrators weren't alone as they worked for freedom during the American civil rights movement. They had the help of black artists who vigorously and visually upheld the cause. "During the '60s, black artists used their creativity as a vehicle for social change," noted Leonard Simon, a professor of black art history at UC Riverside. "Black artists, previously able to show their work in black museums and galleries only, let the cultural Establishment know about their art.
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February 3, 1994
The 12th annual Artists' Salute to Black History Month, the largest exhibit of black art in the country, opened Wednesday at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. More than 150 exhibitors from 22 states are displaying paintings, ceramics, sculptures, quilts, lithographs, serigraphs, drawings, wearable art and mixed-media works on the plaza's two levels. Several opportunities to chat with artists are planned. Among those exhibiting are Synthia St.
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