Jacob Lawrence Art. By : Chloe ,Sean , Caileb ,Car l os ,and B rayden. About his Childhood. B orn in New Jersey but raised in New York City's Harlem
Jacob Lawrence Art
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delphiafor a few years, before finally moving to Harlem when Lawrence was about 13 years old. It was the 1930's, in the midst of the Great Depression and the tail end of the dynamic literary and artistic period known as the Harlem Renaissance.
As a young child Jacob Lawrence absorbed the influences of economic hard times and a burgeoning black consciousness.
Lawrence was inspired by his first mentor, artist Charles Alston, and the sculptor and painter Augustus Savage. Also, RomaireBeardon and another budding young artist, Gwendolyn Knight, whom he later married.
It was during this time that Lawrence began spending long hours in places like Harlem's Chambourg Library, diligently researching the epic struggles of the heroes and she-roes of the black community.