Amon Carter print details

There are many churches in Harlem. The people are very religious.

Jacob Armstead Lawrence (1917-2000)

Object Details

  • Date

    1943

  • Medium

    Transparent and opaque watercolor and tempera over graphite on paper

  • Dimensions

    15 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.

  • Inscriptions

    Recto:

    u.l. signed and dated : J. Lawrence 43

    l.l. in graphite: CHURCH [partially erased]

  • Credit Line

    Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

  • Accession Number

    1987.94

  • Copyright

    © 2016 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Additional details

Location: Off view
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Educator Resources
  • What strategies might an artist use to convey a narrative?

    What roles do churches play in communities? How are churches different from other buildings?

    What can a building tell about an area’s geography and culture?

    How might a work of art reflect or relate to important moments in history?

  • All Levels

    Have students imagine they are one of the people in this church. Each student should consider the experience of the space, drawing upon all of their senses. Then students will use simple shapes and forms, like Jacob Lawrence did, to sketch their view as a person sitting inside.

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