My Oldest daughter is 8, and she had arts school work to learn about the artists Jacob Lawrence, I wasn’t familiar with his work so I chose to do some research myself.
Lawrence is among the best-known 20th-century African-American painters. He was 23 years old when he gained national recognition with his 60-panel Migration Series. I learned he was born on September 7, 1917, and died June 9, 2000. He based many of his paintings of the Harlem Renaissance.
“He was a quiet individual who listened, looked, watched, absorbed all of what was going on around him,” according to Virginia Mecklenburg, home to nearly a dozen of Lawrence’s works. Lawrence was well known for his portrayal of African-American life. As well as a painter, storyteller, and interpreter, he was an educator. Lawrence taught at several universities including the University of Washington where he was a graduate advisor to lithographer and abstract painter
Lawrence’s subjects and style were deliberate, conscientious choices. He formed his practice during a period when black artists were carefully considering their role and responsibility in depicting African American history and contemporary life.
Lawrence continued to paint until a few weeks before his death from lung cancer in June 2000 at the age of 82. Shortly before his death, he stated: “…for me, a painting should have three things: universality, clarity, and strength. Clarity and strength so that it may be aesthetically good. Universality so that it may be understood by all men.”
His last commissioned public work, the mosaic mural New York in Transit, was installed in October 2001 in the Times Square subway station in New York City.
During lockdown we are looking for different ways to Entertain our kids, I created these worksheets free to download so families can spend time with their kids learning and with different means of colouring and painting.
Materials: Paper bunting fan garlands (in peach, yellow, mint, and cerise), scissors, scotch tape, cardstock in a bunch of colours (we chose coral, pink, peach, neon yellow, mint, teal), glue stick, triangle hole punch, small round hole punch, ruler, x-acto knife
Step 1: Separate the segments of the fan garlands with a pair of scissors. Shuffle the colors and tape the segments back together with scotch tape. Step 2: Cut shapes for the garland design from cardstock. It helps to make one set of pieces for a finalized design, and then use that set as a guide to cut out the rest. Mix and match your colours to get the most variety!
So, the Royals mail store online has a variety of special stamps. This curious customer set of 8 stamps caught my attention and are a delight to look at. I love their vibrant colours and design. Price£9.12 set of 8
Born in West London, JGoldcrown is a self-taught artist/photographer now based in New York & LA.
“No matter the time of year, I think the world is always in need of more love. And what better way to add a little love to your walls than with this amazing graffiti-inspired artwork featuring candy-colored hearts.”