There isn't much on this website at this time. but they promise more in the near future. I am assuming its current state may be due to changes in the Lawrence and Knight estate and their foundation.
The Work of Jacob Lawrence, the Artist
In 1940, after having applied for and won a fellowship for $1500 from the Rosenwald Foundation, Jacob Lawrence begun what was to be a series of "forty to fifty" panels on the "Great Negro Migration." He researched his subject at the Schomburg Collection and completed it with 60 panels in 1941. Two museums jointly purchased the works in the winter of 1941-1942 with the even numbered panels going to the Museum of Modern Art and the odd numbers to the the Phillips. Jacob Lawrence was then 24 years old. My captions are taken from Peter T. Nesbit and Michelle DuBois' Jacob Lawrence: Paintings, Drawings, and Murals (1935-1999) A Catalogue Raisonne, University of Washington Press, Seattle and London in association with the Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raisonne Project, Seattle 2000. http://www.jacoblawrence.org.
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I am a writer and a professor of English at the City College of New York, and the CUNY Graduate Center. My books include Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman (1979), Invisibility Blues (1990), Black Popular Culture (1992), and Dark Designs and Visual Culture (2005). I write cultural criticism frequently and am currently working on a project on creativity and feminism among the women in my family, some of which is posted on the Soul Pictures blog.