Jacob Lawrence Makes a World A Young Artist in Harlem by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
  

Jacob Lawrence Makes a World A Young Artist in Harlem

Written by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
Illustrated by

Synopsis

Jacob Lawrence Makes a World A Young Artist in Harlem by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

Jacob Lawrence Makes a World follows the creative adventures of the young artist as he finds inspiration in the vibrant colours and characters of his community in Harlem. From his mothers apartment, where he is surrounded by brightly coloured walls with intricate patterns, to the streets full of familiar and not-so-familiar faces, sounds, rhythms and smells, to the art studio where he goes each day after school to transform his everyday world on an epic scale, Jacob takes readers on an enchanting journey through the bustling sights and sounds of his neighborhood. This vividly illustrated book about the artist Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) and his childhood in New York during the Harlem Renaissance is full of colourful street scenes that evoke the rich African-American culture and community captured by Lawrence in his landmark Migration series.

About the Author

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is an award-winning writer and historian whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper s, Vogue, and Essence, among other publications. Originally from Houston, she graduated from Harvard and was a Fulbright Scholar. She lives in New York City.Christopher Myers is an award-winning author and illustrator of children's books, notably Harlem and Black Cat, which won the Coretta Scott King Award. He lives in New York City.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
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Publisher

Museum of Modern Art

Publication date

15th June 2015

ISBN

9780870709654


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