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Oral history interview with Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight, 1998 November 18

Oral history interview with Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight, 1998 November 18

Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000

Painter, Educator

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 82 pages

Summary: An interview of Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight conducted 1998 November 18, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in the artists' home in Seatle, Washington.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) was a painter and educator in Seattle, Washington and New York, New York. Gwendolyn Knight (1914-2005) was the wife of Lawrence, as well as an artist, herself and lived in New York, New York and Seattle Washington.

Provenance

This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight, 1998 November 18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.