SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, presents Jacob Lawrence: Lines of Influence, a group exhibition in two parts, commemorating the centennial of the birth of acclaimed painter, storyteller, educator, and chronicler of the mid-20th-century American experience, Jacob Lawrence.

The first section, “Relations,” traces some of the engagements that shaped Lawrence’s personal and professional life. His work is presented in dialogue with that of contemporaries, mentors, and historically significant artists including Josef Albers, Charles Alston, Romare Bearden, Francisco José de Goya, José Clemente Orozco, Marsden Hartley, George Grosz, Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence, Horace Pippin, Augusta Savage, and others.

Jacob Lawrence, African American Art, Black Art, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN© 2017 Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle/Artists Rights Society, New York | Photo Credit


The Savannah College of Art and Design exists to prepare talented students for professional careers, emphasizing learning through individual attention in a positively oriented university environment.

The Savannah College of Art and Design, an institution with distinctive yet complementary locations, will be recognized as the leader in defining art and design education. By employing innovation in all areas, SCAD will provide a superior education through talented and dedicated faculty and staff, leading-edge technology, advanced learning resources and comprehensive support services. (Website).

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