From the Collection of Alitash Kebede

Exhibition Essay by Peter Nesbett
 Editor  "Jacob Lawrence: The Complete Prints (1963-2000) A Catalogue Raisonne"







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From the Collection of Alitash Kebede

The exhibition, JACOB LAWRENCE: PRINTS from the Collection of Alitash Kebede. The exhibition features 28 graphic works by Jacob Lawrence(1917-2000) done between 1971-1997. Included are 10 works from the Toussaint L'Ouverture Series, the Hiroshima Series of 8 prints, 2 prints from the Genesis Series, 2 prints from the Builders Series and 6 other important prints by Lawrence including Confrontation at the Bridge and Forward Together. Also included are text panels with an introductory exhibition essay, a chronology, and photos of the artist.

The exhibition inlcudes an essay about Lawrence and his printmaking by Peter Nesbett. Nesbett is the Editor of  Jacob Lawrence: The Complete Prints (1963-2000) / The Catalogue Raisonne. The works come from the collection of Alitash Kebede of Los Angeles, CA. The exhibition and museum tour are organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions of  Los Angeles, CA.

Jacob Lawrence with
Master Printer, Lou Stovall, signing

Since his first published print in 1963 Jacob Lawrence has produced a body of prints that is both highly dramatic and intensely personal. In his graphic work, as in his paintings, Lawrence has turned to the lessons of history and to his own experience. From depictions of civil rights confrontations to scenes of daily life, these images present a vision of a common struggle toward unity and equality, a universal struggle deeply seated in the depths of the human consciousness. 

Lawrence was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1917 and passed his formative years in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood. In the mid - 1930s he took art classes sponsored by the College Art Association and the WPA, at the Harlem Community Art Center and, following a two-year scholarship to the American Artists School worked in the easel division of the Federal Art Project. In 1941, Lawrence became the first African American artist included in the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, where he had a one-man exhibition in 1944. He lived and worked in New York City, teaching at numerous schools and universities until 1971, when he accepted a full-time faculty appointment at the University of Washington in Seattle, from which he retired as professor emeritus in 1983.

Jacob Lawrence received numerous awards and honors, including the National Medal of Arts (1990), the NAACP Annual Great Black Artists Award (1988), and the Spingarn Medal (1970). His work has been the subject of several major retrospectives that have traveled nationally, originating in 1986 at Seattle Art Museum, in 1974 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and in 1960 at the Brooklyn Museum.


Exhibition Facts

Contents        - 28 framed color prints
                        - Text panels & photo murals 

Publications:  - A Color catalogue is available: 
                          Peter T. Nesbett, Jacob Lawrence: The Complete                           Prints  (1963-2000) / A Catalogue Raisonne
                          (Seattle: Francine Seders Gallery, 2001). Hardcover

                        - A color brochure created for this exhibition -
                           200 provided free

Lecturer:        Master Printer, Lou Stovall

Space Req:    150 - 200 running feet sq. feet 

Loan Fee:       U.S. - price on request
                        International - Please contact us 

Insurance:      Exhibitor responsible 

Shipping:        Exhibitor responsible 

Req:               Appropriate security

Dates Avail:  April 2009 - 2011, Please contact us for details 

Contact Info


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