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Jacob Lawrence, Street to Mbari

African American Artists in the Collection

Explore a selection of works by African American artists included in the collection of the National Gallery of Art. Choose from the images below to view paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculpture ranging from a still-life painting by Robert Seldon Duncanson to modern and contemporary pieces by Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Alma Thomas, Sam Gilliam, Kara Walker, and more.

Above: Jacob Lawrence, Street to Mbari, 1964, tempera over graphite on wove paper, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James T. Dyke, 1993.18.1

 

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