InSpiration Wednesday: Simplicity

“When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it.”
Jacob Lawrence

 Jacob Lawrence (born 1917) is widely known as one of America’s premiere modern figurative painters.

With the creation of his sixty-panel “Migration Series” at the age of 23, Lawrence gained national recognition, and he created a portfolio of work throughout his career that solidified his place as a true American master until his death in 2000.

Listen to artist Gwendolyn Knight (Jacob Lawrence’s wife) discuss his 1942 painting, “Tombstones.” And remember, keep it simple, be inspired.

 



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