Over The Line
The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence
Edited with an introduction by Peter T. Nesbett and Michelle DuBois
University of Washington Press, 2000, full colour reproductions throughout, colour frontispiece, large format paperback with wraps, ISBN 0295979658
Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor bumps to corners, uncreased spine, crease to front and back covers (see photographs)
'Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) spent his childhood in New York City, attending classes at the Harlem Community Art Center and the American Artists School, and later working for the Federal Art Project. While still in his twenties, Lawrence exhibited his paintings at major museums across the country, including the Phillips Collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where he became the first African American artist to have work represented in the permanent collection. He lived, painted, and taught in New York City until 1971, when he moved to Seattle to join the faculty of the University of Washington. He was the recipient of numerous awards including the National Medal of Arts.'