Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence, Lullaby, 1992. Offset lithograph on paper. Collection of Connie Bostic.
Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence (Faculty Spouse, Informal Dance Instructor 1946 Summer Session) (b.1913-d.2005)
Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence was born in Barbados and moved to the U.S. with her family at age seven. She attended workshops with sculptor Augusta Savage, who encouraged her to work at the Harlem Community Arts Center. There, Knight became involved with artists of the Harlem Renaissance, including Langston Hughes, Romare Bearden, and Jacob Lawrence, whom she married in 1941.
A transcript from a 1999 interview with Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence, conducted by Connie Bostic, can be downloaded here.
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