press release

In October 1943, Jacob Lawrence was inducted into the United States Coast Guard where, for the first time, he experienced the full force of racial discrimination. In 1946, almost a year after his discharge from the Coast Guard, Lawrence received a Guggenheim Fellowship to undertake a series of paintings depicting his war experiences. The fourteen panels that form his War series constitute a sequence of self-contained canvases bound together by mood and subject. This technique of working on a cycle of paintings related to a single theme remained one of Lawrence’s favored formats throughout his remarkable artistic career. Pressetext

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Jacob Lawrence´s War Series
Focus Gallery, Floor 5