Tag: Lawrences

Jacob Lawrence’s ‘Struggle’ Series Depicts America’s Fraught Beginning – ARTnews.com

It seems fitting that the Phillips Collection’s centennial celebration would include a major exhibition of works by painter Jacob Lawrence, whose career was deeply entangled with the Washington, D.C., institution. Collector Duncan Phillips, who founded the museum with his mother, was one of the artist’s early champions who solidified his support by purchasing all odd-numbered panels of Lawrence’s sixty-part epic “The Migration Series” (1940–41) ...

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National Gallery to Acquire Thomas Lawrence’s ‘Red Boy’ Portrait – ARTnews.com

Sir Thomas Lawrence’s famed portrait of Charles William Lambton, widely known as Red Boy, will soon join the collection of the National Gallery in London. The institution has committed to buying the work from a private collection for £9.3 million (around $12.7 million). In a statement, the National Gallery said the purchase is a unique opportunity “to acquire an exceptionally important painting by one ...

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