Geoffrey Fox

Reflections & Inquiries

Jacob Lawrence: the power of understatement


Here is a postscript to my earlier note on Jacob Lawrence’s ‘Migration Series’ at MoMA, which I discussed too briefly in a post on June 24. If you can, do see this marvelous show before it closes on September 7. Barry Memett‘s thoughtful and thought-provoking memoir includes a delightful portrait of Lawrence, a kind and generous man as well as a superb artist.

Mud Above Sky Below: Love and Death in Jacob Lawrence’s ‘Migration Series’

Jacob Lawrence, Self-Portrait