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Photo: Susan Cole



Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence

Born Bridgetown, Barbados, 1913; died Seattle, Washington, 2005

Oil on canvas
14 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (36.2 x 26 cm)
Gift of the Marshall and Helen Hatch Collection, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum
Provenance: [Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington], purchased from gallery by Marshall and Helen Hatch, Seattle, Washington, 1987; to Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, 2009
Photo: Susan Cole
Not currently on view


Sandra Jackson Dumont, former Deputy Director of Education and Public Programs/Adjunct Curator, Seattle Art Museum, and Lowery Stokes Sims, Curator Emerita, The Museum of Arts and Design, discuss the work of Gwendolyn Knight


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Francine Seders Gallery, 1987. {No catalogue?}

Atlanta, Georgia, Atlanta University Center Consortioun, Virginia Lacey Jones Exhibition Hall, Jan. 10 - Feb. 10, 1988 {no catalogue?}.

Bellevue, Washington, Bellevue Art Museum, Women's Caucus for the Arts: 1993 Awards, Jan. 23 - Mar. 21, 1993. No catalogue.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Lives Connected: Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight - Two African American Artists, Feb. 22 - May 3, 1998.

Seattle, Washington, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Jacob Lawrence: Painting Life, July 2 - Sept. 27, 1998. Checklist no. 213.

Tacoma, Washington, Tacoma Art Museum, Never Late for Heaven: The Art of Gwen Knight, Jan. 14 - May 2, 2003 (La Conner, Washington, Museum of Northwest Art, Oct. 11, 2003 - Jan. 2, 2004).

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Forget Me Not: Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence and Jacob Lawrence, May 5 - Sept. 9, 2007. No catalogue.

Savannah, Georgia, SCAD Museum of Art, Lines of Influence, Sep. 7, 2017 - Feb. 4, 2018.
Published ReferencesSeattle Art Museum: Bridging Cultures. London: Scala Publishers Ltd. for the Seattle Art Museum, 2007, pp. 18-19, illus. p. 18

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