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Harlem Renaissance: Charles Alston and Jacob Lawrence with Christian Conrad

 Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence

 Charles Alston

Charles Alston

Harlem Renaissance: Charles Alston (1907-1977) and Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)

Working during the period of the Harlem Renaissance, Charles Alston created work that combined aspects of Realism with Cubism while still focusing on the narrative of being an American. Also working as an illustrator, Alston created images for magazines like the New Yorkerand Mademoisellein addition to designing album covers for Duke Ellington. Alston’s importance extends to his teaching, where he influenced and taught a generation of artists including Jacob Lawrence. Lawrence continued his teacher’s cubist style in his epic “Migration Series,” a work with 60 panels. Join us as we examine the work of these two great artists and the connections they made to the other artists of their time.

Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation.

This event is free to the public.

Join us for coffee and donuts!

Brought to you by LHUCA and The CHFoundation

Earlier Event: August 24
Dîner en Blanc
Later Event: September 1
Free Community Sound Meditation