February 3, 1948 Laura Wheeler Waring, educator and painter, died. Waring was born May 16, 1887 in Hartford, Connecticut. She graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. After graduating, she founded and taught in the art and music departments at the State Normal School at Cheyney (Cheyney University) for 30 years.
October 7, 1888 Sargent Claude Johnson, painter, ceramist, and sculptor, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1915, Johnson moved to the San Francisco Bay area and began studying at the A. W. Best School of Art. From 1919 to 1923 he attended the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute).
September 7, 1919 Jacob Lawrence, painter and educator, was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Lawrence attended classes at the Harlem Art Workshop and earned a scholarship to the American Artist School. In 1943, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and served with the first racially integrated crew. Throughout his artistic career, Lawrence […]
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