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JACOB LAWRENCE: WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE GWENDOLYN KNIGHT LAWRENCE TRUST

21 February - 4 March 2014

Spanning decades through the artist’s career, from the late 1940s-1990s, the online-only sale of Jacob Lawrence: Works from the Collection of the Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Trust offers a variety of media and themes of work by the important twentieth century African American artist Jacob Lawrence. Lawrence is renowned for his work’s modernist aesthetic that is fused with depictions of everyday realities he observed in his community. The artist’s brightly colored palette and distinctive style is evident in a selection of works available in the sale that balance the twin elements of Lawrence's art, content and form.


Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
Builders—Men on Ladders
signed and dated ‘Jacob Lawrence 98’ (lower right)
gouache on paper
24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.7 cm.)
Estimate: $40,000-60,000