Jacob Lawrence is known today as a storyteller artist. He is known for his many series of paintings about African-American history featuring the stories of people such Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist John Brown and Touissant L'Ouverture. As well as documenting history, his many paintings fulfill his desire to create long-lasting portraits of his own life, the people around him and Harlem, the community where he grew up.
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Painted Stories: An Art With Kids Art Making Workshop based on the Art of Jacob Lawrence by Trish Maunder, Creative Programs Director 2005-2006
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Art With Kids Portfolio: An Art With Kids Slide Presentation based on the Art of Jacob Lawrence by Trish Maunder, Creative Programs Director 2005-2006