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The most important function of art is observation.
My pictures express my life and experience. I paint the things I know about and the things I have experienced. The things I have experienced extend to my national, racial and class group. So I paint the American scene.
Theirs is a story of African-American strength and courage. I share it now as my parents told it to me, because their struggles and triumphs ring true today. People all over the world are still on the move, trying to build better lives for themselves and for their families.
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It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
September 7, 1917
June 9, 2000
Jacob Lawrence was an African-American painter known for his portrayal of African-American life. But not only was he a painter, storyteller, and interpreter; he also was an educator.
Pool Parlor (1942)
Harriet Tubman Series (Panel #4) (1940)
The Wedding (1948)
The Builders (1947)
And the migrants kept coming (1941)
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