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Jacob Lawrence 2024 Wall Calendar

Jacob Lawrence 2024 Wall Calendar

By Pomegranate

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Renowned painter Jacob Lawrence is lauded for honoring the everyday lives and struggles of African Americans throughout history. He famously depicted the lives of notable figures, such as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and John Brown. The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture, his earliest narrative series, portrays Toussaint's progression from being a child slave to a general who helped lead the Haitian Revolution. It draws on historical events to illustrate Lawrence's own contemporary Black experience, and was composed of 41 panels in 1936-1938. Fifty years later, he re-created it as 15 silkscreen prints, displaying his deep connection to the series' innate themes. This calendar includes 12 of these prints, ensuring Toussaint's story and Lawrence's vision live on.

  • 12 monthly grids and full-color artwork
  • High-quality printing with soy-based inks on premium, environmentally sourced paper
  • Exceptional color quality
  • Grid pages are easy to write on
  • Features US, Canadian, and United Kingdom legal holidays
  • Perfect for hanging at home or over an office desk
  • Opens to 12 × 26 inches (30.4 × 66 cm)

Product Details

  • Product type: Calendar
  • Shipping Dimensions: 13.0 × 12.0 × 0.125 inches
    (33.0 × 30.5 × 0.3 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.81 lb (13.0 oz; 369 g)
  • SKU010008852 | 9781087507521

About the Artist, Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence was a remarkable African-American artist known for his vibrant paintings and his powerful storytelling. He was born on September 7, 1917, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Growing up in the vibrant Harlem neighborhood of New York City during the 1920s, he was surrounded by a rich mix of culture and creativity that would shape his art.

From a young age, Jacob loved to draw and paint. He used art to express his thoughts and feelings about important issues like racism, social justice, and history. He believed that art could be a powerful way to tell stories and bring attention to important topics.

One of Jacob's most famous works is a series of paintings called "The Migration Series." This series tells the story of the Great Migration, when many African-Americans moved from the southern United States to the northern cities in search of better opportunities. Jacob used bold colors and simple shapes to capture the struggles and triumphs of this movement.

In 1941, at just 24 years old, Jacob Lawrence became the first African-American artist to have his work displayed in a major New York City art gallery. This was a huge achievement and marked the beginning of his successful career.

Jacob's art style was unique and easily recognizable. He used bright colors and strong lines to create lively scenes that drew people in. He often painted everyday life, showing people at work, at play, and coming together as a community.

Throughout his life, Jacob Lawrence taught art and inspired many young artists. He believed in the importance of art education and giving back to the community. He also continued to paint and exhibit his work, gaining recognition and awards for his contributions to the art world.

Jacob Lawrence's art not only showcased his incredible talent but also gave a voice to important social issues. He used his creativity to make a difference, encouraging conversations about race, history, and equality.

On June 9, 2000, Jacob Lawrence passed away, leaving behind a legacy of groundbreaking art and a commitment to justice. His work continues to inspire artists and viewers alike, reminding us that art can be a powerful tool for change.

In conclusion, Jacob Lawrence was a visionary artist who used his paintings to tell stories, spark conversations, and make a positive impact on society. His dedication to his craft and his commitment to social issues make him a true icon in the world of art.

About Pomegranate

Founded in 1968, Pomegranate is an award-winning independent publisher based in Portland, Oregon, where all editing, design, and distribution of their publications is done.

All of Pomegranate’s calendars are printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® and manufactured by an FSC certified printer. FSC certification promotes responsible forest management by ensuring that forestry practices are environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable.

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