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Jacob Lawrence-Black Art entitled "Forward"
Black Art entitled "Forward" by Jacob Lawrence one of the century's most celebrated black American painters. (American born 1917). The original Haitian series paintings (one of seven panels) inspires this beautiful silk screen lithograph once a central part of the 1939 Baltimore Museum of Art exhibition of black artists, bringing Lawrence to national attention. The portrait is the first in a series of re-recreations of the landmark paintings depicting the story of the first slave revolt in the Western Hemisphere. It was housed in the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, N. C. during the 1974 retrospective at the Whitney Museum in N.Y. The seven panels were part of the Seattle Museum's traveling retrospective that stopped in Oakland, Calif, Atlanta, Raleigh, Washington, Dallas and ending at the Brooklyn Museum in December 1987, The original panel is 24" tall and 35 3/4" wide c 1974. This authenic (documented art) is framed in a black and gold metal frame and measures 14x11 inches. The signature is to the right just below the left knee.
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