Sunday, February 28, 2016

"Art Equality" article by Max Eternity mentions Jacob Lawrence @ Black Mountain College

In my latest article, published today at Truthout, there is mention of Jacob Lawrence, an African-American artist of the Harlem Renaissance, who was mentored by Agusta Savage and Winhold Reiss, and who taught at Black Mountain College in the 1940's segegrated South, at the invitation of Joseph and Anni Albers.
"...during the 1940s, in the age of Jim Crow segregation - at the invitation of Josef and Anni Albers, who were former instructors at Germany's Bauhaus School - Lawrence became an instructor at Black Mountain College in Asheville, North Carolina, where Walter Gropius, Albert Einstein and Buckminster Fuller also taught among many other notables, like Harlem Renaissance visitors, Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes."  Read more.

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