Book Title: Jacob Lawrence in Seattle

Authors: Juliet Sperling; Alexander Betz; Thomas Star; Ashley Tseng; Bailee Strong; Elizabeth Copland; Elizabeth Xiong; Grace Fletcher; Kate Whitney-Schubb; Kira Sue; Ryan Hawkins; Samantha Seaver; Mingjie Ma; Maya Green; Nicolas Staley; and Monica Ionescu

Book Description: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) is widely recognized as one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. He is best known for epic multi-panel narratives like the Migration Series (1940-1941) and Struggle: from the History of the American People (1954-56), which he created as a young artist living and working in in New York City. The second half of Lawrence’s career, which he spent in Seattle as a Professor of Art at the University of Washington, has received far less attention. The essays in this volume, researched and written by the participants in the Spring 2021 art history seminar “Art and Seattle: Jacob Lawrence” at the University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design, fill in this gap. In so doing, we take our lead from the artist’s own framing of the Seattle period as a critical stage in his artistic development, in which conceptual and formal concerns explored across his long career converged and became more of the sum of their parts.

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Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) is widely recognized as one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. He is best known for epic multi-panel narratives like the Migration Series (1940-1941) and Struggle: from the History of the American People (1954-56), which he created as a young artist living and working in in New York City. The second half of Lawrence’s career, which he spent in Seattle as a Professor of Art at the University of Washington, has received far less attention. The essays in this volume, researched and written by the participants in the Spring 2021 art history seminar “Art and Seattle: Jacob Lawrence” at the University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design, fill in this gap. In so doing, we take our lead from the artist’s own framing of the Seattle period as a critical stage in his artistic development, in which conceptual and formal concerns explored across his long career converged and became more of the sum of their parts.

Authors

Juliet Sperling; Alexander Betz; Thomas Star; Ashley Tseng; Bailee Strong; Elizabeth Copland; Elizabeth Xiong; Grace Fletcher; Kate Whitney-Schubb; Kira Sue; Ryan Hawkins; Samantha Seaver; Mingjie Ma; Maya Green; Nicolas Staley; and Monica Ionescu

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Jacob Lawrence in Seattle by Juliet Sperling; Alexander Betz; Thomas Star; Ashley Tseng; Bailee Strong; Elizabeth Copland; Elizabeth Xiong; Grace Fletcher; Kate Whitney-Schubb; Kira Sue; Ryan Hawkins; Samantha Seaver; Mingjie Ma; Maya Green; Nicolas Staley; and Monica Ionescu is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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History of art

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Title
Jacob Lawrence in Seattle
Authors
Juliet Sperling; Alexander Betz; Thomas Star; Ashley Tseng; Bailee Strong; Elizabeth Copland; Elizabeth Xiong; Grace Fletcher; Kate Whitney-Schubb; Kira Sue; Ryan Hawkins; Samantha Seaver; Mingjie Ma; Maya Green; Nicolas Staley; and Monica Ionescu
Editor
Juliet Sperling
Contributors
Alexander Betz; Ashley Tseng; Bailee Strong; Elizabeth Copland; Thomas Star; Samantha Seaver; Ryan Hawkins; Nicolas Staley; Monica Ionescu; Mingjie Ma; Maya Green; Kira Sue; Kate Whitney-Schubb; Juliet Sperling; Grace Fletcher; and Elizabeth Xiong
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Jacob Lawrence in Seattle by Juliet Sperling; Alexander Betz; Thomas Star; Ashley Tseng; Bailee Strong; Elizabeth Copland; Elizabeth Xiong; Grace Fletcher; Kate Whitney-Schubb; Kira Sue; Ryan Hawkins; Samantha Seaver; Mingjie Ma; Maya Green; Nicolas Staley; and Monica Ionescu is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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Primary Subject
History of art
Additional Subject(s)
Individual artists, art monographs, Public art, Portraits and self-portraiture in art
Publication Date
July 8, 2021