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Photo: Susan Cole



Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence

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

Oil on canvas
20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 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], purchased March, 1992
Photo: Susan Cole
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistoryMinneapolis, 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. 212.

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).

Savannah, Georgia, SCAD Museum of Art, Lines of Influence, Sep. 7, 2017 - Feb. 4, 2018.

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