These prints are
based on forty-one paintings from a series also entitled "Toussaint
L'Ouverture", which was completed in 1938 and is now in the Aaron
Douglas Collection of the Amistad Research Center, New Orleans. The
captions Lawrence provided for the paintings at the time of their
execution accompany each of the following entries.
Lawrence's work has always been dominated by his concern for social issues and historical events, particularly as they affect black Americans. "The Capture," which earned him a prize in the "Artists for Victory" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in 1942, demonstrates this concern.
Lawrence's work is show
in major museums and collections nationally and internationally
including the Whitney Museum of American Art - New York
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