Berman, Avis. “Jacob Lawrence and the Making of Americans.”
. February 1984.
A good introduction to the life and work of Jacob Lawrence—includes color reproductions.
. Whitney Mus. of Art, New York: Dodd, 1974.
The text is not too informative but the reproductions are great.
Corn, Wanda M.
The Art of Andrew Wyeth
. Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society Ltd., 1973.
Very good book about Wyeth’s life and work. Includes a section on his father N.C. Wyeth. Of special interest is an interview with the artist.
Fax, C. Elton.
17 Black Artists
. New York: Dodd, Mead and Comp., 1971.
Includes anecdotes and brief biographical sketches of each artist, some photos.
Two Hundred Years of North American Indian Art
. New York: Praeger Pub., 1971.
A very helpful introduction by Feder gives a concise explanation of Indian society, ritual, an religion and its influences on art forms. The reproductions are of good quality.
Furst, Peter T., Furst, J.L.
North American Indian Art
. New York: Rizzoli, 1982.
Great reproductions. The book is divided into regions. Each regions’ art forms are discussed in terms of their function within the society.
Two Worlds of Andrew Wyeth a Conversation with Andrew Wyeth.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Comp., 1978.
Good text. Reproductions include preliminary sketches for his paintings.
Huggins, Nathan I.
, New York: Oxford Press, 1971.
Good book for background into the Harlem Renaissance. The book includes a brief history of what life was like for blacks in Harlem at the turn of the century. Includes photos.
Harriet in the Promised Land
. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1968.
Children’s book illustrated and written by Lawrence.
Black Elk Speaks
. New York: Washington Square Press, 1959.
A personal account of the life of a medicine man.
Conversations with Artists.
New York: Capricorn Books, 1961.
Includes conversations with Wyeth and Lawrence. The book is divided into sections on architects, painters, sculptors, and others.
. New York: Harper and Row, 1972.
Interesting book about the life view of the Plains Indians told in dialogue through parables.
Wernick, Robert. “Jacob Lawrence: art as seen through a people’s history.”
. June 1987.
Good reproductions. The article presents a broad overview of Lawrence’s life, times, and work.