Jacob Lawrence's Artistic Process

Photo of jars of dry pigments used by Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence’s

Artistic Process

Jacob Lawrence was inspired by other visual art forms as well as the Harlem Renaissance. While he drew on various sources in his process, he ultimately wanted The Migration Series to function as a single, visually unified work of art.

This section explores Lawrence’s artistic process, approach, and style that he wove throughout the 60 panels.