Students honor Atlantic City native and artist with their own works of art - Atlantic City News - pressofAtlanticCity.com Mobile

Students honor Atlantic City native and artist with their own works of art - Atlantic City News - pressofAtlanticCity.com Mobile

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Students honor Atlantic City native and artist with their own works of art

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Rehana Pervin, 14, of Atlantic City, looks over her winning artwork during a celebration of artist Jacob Lawrence at Atlantic City High School. Lawrence was born in Atlantic City in 1917 and moved to New York as a small child. His artistic style was known as ‘dynamic cubism.’

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African-American artist Jacob Lawrence may have learned his craft in Harlem, but he was born in Atlantic City in 1917, the son of parents who migrated north from southern states in the early 1900s.

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Rehana Pervin, 14, of Atlantic City, looks over her winning artwork during a celebration of artist Jacob Lawrence at Atlantic City High School. Lawrence was born in Atlantic City in 1917 and moved to New York as a small child. His artistic style was known as ‘dynamic cubism.’