Jacob Lawrence

Visitors view works by painter Jacob Lawrence at the Atlantic City library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. He's known for his 'Migration of the Negro' series depicting the movement of African-Americans from the South to the urban North in the 1910s.

ATLANTIC CITY — The work of Atlantic City-born artist Jacob Lawrence will be featured in the Atlantic City Free Public Library throughout September.

The exhibit will feature 14 pieces of Lawrence’s art, including three original lithographs and an original poster, as well as newspaper clippings highlighting his life, according to the library.

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The library held a reception Thursday, 100 years to the day that Lawrence was born at 1522 Arctic Ave., according to the library.

Students from the Pennsylvania Avenue School created Lawrence-inspired work for the celebration.

Lawrence may be best known for his “Migration of the Negro” series depicting the movement of African-Americans from the South to the urban North in the 1910s.

Lawrence was the first African-American given a solo exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. He died in 2000 in Seattle.

The exhibit will be on display at the main library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave.

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