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"We are pleased to be able to use this artwork from the National Museum of American Art to help promote Census 2000. The Bureau has requested permission from the Museum and the artist to display this work on the Internet. We are currently awaiting approval."
(1917 - )
Jacob Lawrence is the first African-American artist to be
inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Lawrence was born in Atlantic City, but currently lives in
Seattle. At age fifteen he decided to become a painter and
attended formal art classes at the 135th Street Branch of the
New York Public Library. The Library, the
artwork selected for the Census 2000 poster, recalls childhood
visits to the public library where Lawrence spent many hours
reading, attending performances and lectures, and seeing art
exhibitions. Lawrence used the library to conduct research for
several of his paintings, including his renowned series The
Migration of the Negro. The Library, a tempera on fiberboard,
was a gift of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. to National Museum
of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
In the 1940s, Lawrence documented the migration of African
Americans from the South to the North that began during the
first World War. Between 1900 and 1980, the share of African
Americans living in the South dwindled from 90 percent to 53
percent. Census 2000 should confirm that this incredible
migration has slowed and may have even reversed.
In the 1940s, Lawrence documented the migration of African Americans from the South to the North that began during the first World War. Between 1900 and 1980, the share of African Americans living in the South dwindled from 90 percent to 53 percent. Census 2000 should confirm that this incredible migration has slowed and may have even reversed.