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A Pioneer in Atlantic County Art, Advocacy; Saluting Mr. Jacob Lawrence

Atlantic City

By: Richard L. Smith 

On the 27th day of RLS Media's 29-day tribute to black figures in New Jersey, we honor the remarkable legacy of Mr. Jacob Lawrence, a visionary artist born in Atlantic City.TigerLawrence's impact on twentieth-century American art is profound, marking him as a pioneer in breaking racial barriers in the art world.

Moving to Washington state, Lawrence's art captured the essence of African-American history and culture, notably in his series depicting the westward journey of George Washington Bush.

His works now stand as testaments to the rich designs of American heritage.


Throughout his life, Lawrence remained dedicated to his craft and to teaching, leaving an indelible mark on the world of art education.

His commitment to universality, clarity, and strength in his paintings reflected his belief in the power of art to transcend boundaries and connect humanity.

Even in his final days, Lawrence continued to inspire with his mosaic mural "New York in Transit," a testament to his enduring legacy.

His iconic series, "The Migration of the Negro," remains a poignant reminder of the struggles and triumphs of the African-American experience.

Jacob As we pay tribute to Jacob Lawrence, we celebrate not only his artistic brilliance but also his staunch commitment to depicting the universal truths of the human experience through his work.

His legacy continues to inspire generations, leaving an enduring mark on the world of art and beyond.TigerINFORMATION & IMAGE CREDIT: Wikipedia, Rowan University of NJ

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