Promised Land: Jacob Lawrence at the Cantor
A Gift from the Kayden Family
This exhibition features an exceptional group of 56 works by the 20th-century American master, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), and one by his spouse, Gwendolyn Knight (1913–2005), recently given to the Cantor Arts Center by Dr. Herbert J. Kayden and his family in memory of Dr. Gabrielle H. Reem. The gift illuminates Lawrence’s career through 11 drawings, six paintings, one illustrated book, and 39 prints, all dating between the years 1943 and 1998. Learn more
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IMAGE: Jacob Lawrence (U.S.A., 1917–2000), Night after Night, 1952. Egg tempera on hardboard. Gift of Dr. Herbert J. Kayden and Family in memory of Dr. Gabrielle H. Reem, 2013.94 © 2015 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York