Pat Hills: Painting Harlem Modern: The Art of Jacob Lawrence
February 21, 2010
Drawing on her book, Painting Harlem Modern: The Art of Jacob Lawrence, Patricia Hills will speak on the art and life of Jacob Lawrence. For his art Lawrence drew on his own experiences and those of his Harlem community, including writers, poets and community activists, to paint a portrait of African American urban life during the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Patricia Hills is Professor of Art History at Boston University. She has written books and exhibition catalogs on both 19th- and 20th-Century American Art, including Alice Neel, Stuart Davis, John Singer Sargent, May Stevens, and Modern Art in the USA: Issues and Controversies of the 20th Century.