Fall 2009 - Jacob Lawrence

Resistance and Revolution: Jacob Lawrence's Toussaint L'Ouverture Prints

General Toussaint by Jacob Lawrence

Between 1986 and 1997 Jacob Lawrence created fifteen large silk-screen prints identical to key images from his earlier 1937 series, The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture. On view at the Rudenstine Gallery during the Fall 2009 semester, the prints tell the story of Toussaint L’Ouverture, born a slave, but who rose to lead the liberation of Haiti. Captured by the invading troops of Napoleon Bonaparte, he died in a French prison the year before Haiti won its independence in 1804.
Exhibit Curator: Patricia Hills, Professor of Art History, Boston University

(C) 2009 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


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