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Jacob Lawrence
(1917 - 2000)



"My belief is that it is most important for an artist to develop an approach and philosophy about life—if he has developed this philosophy, he does not put paint on canvas, he puts himself on canvas."

Jacob Lawrence
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The first African-American artist to achieve mainstream recognition in the United States with his humanist paintings and murals
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