Saturday, June 9, 2012

post 36- Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence is well, Amazing! I'm sorry there is no other way to start off this most than with his's amazing! HIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!! I'm sorry just wanted to get this into your head anyway. Today is the 12th anniversary of his death. He was one of the most influential people during the 20th century. He showed the normal white American what it was like to be an African American and what it was like to live in Harlem. He also showed what its like to migrate. He was born and raised in Atlantic city, New Jersey till he was 13 and then moved to New York City. His Mom enrolled him in classes at an arts and crafts settlement house in Harlem to keep him busy. There he started to realize his passion. From there on,he drew and painted his whole life and in his paintings he showed how the African American lived and his perspective of the world around him. He went on to teach and become a great artist. He inspires me so much. He painted the world around him and for any artist that's what they want to do and so do I. So today my quote will be from him.

When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it.-Jacob Lawrence

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