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Quotes by Jacob Lawrence - (7 quotes)

Jacob Lawrence - From the Experience category:

You bring to a painting your own experience. (Jacob Lawrence)

Jacob Lawrence - From the Expression category:

I would describe my work as expressionist. The expressionist point of view is stressing your own feelings about something. (Jacob Lawrence)

Jacob Lawrence - From the Humanity category:

"Humanism" is to be human, to think, to analyze, and to probe. To respond and to be stimulated by all living things - beasts, fowl, and fishes. To respond through touch, sight, smell, and sound to all things in nature - both organic and inorganic-to colors, shapes, and textures - to not only look at a blade of grass but to really see a blade of grass. These things, to me, are what life and living are all about. I would call it "Humanism." (Jacob Lawrence)

Jacob Lawrence - From the Importance category:

My belief is that it is most important for an artist to develop an approach and philosophy about life - if he has developed this philosophy, he does not put paint on canvas, he puts himself on canvas. (Jacob Lawrence)

Jacob Lawrence - From the Searching category:

All artists are constantly looking for something and they don't always know what. (Jacob Lawrence)

Jacob Lawrence - From the Simplicity category:

When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it. (Jacob Lawrence)

Jacob Lawrence - From the Subject category:

This is my genre... the happiness, tragedies, and the sorrows of mankind as realized in the teeming black ghetto. (Jacob Lawrence)