Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence (Collaborative Inspiration)

Knight and Lawrence at Black Mountain College, 1946.
“In our life together we share our opinions but reserve them until one or the other of us is ready to discuss the work. Once we’ve commented on each other’s work we are free to choose whether or not we make changes based on those comments. There really is no pressure. Sometimes you wouldn’t even understand a remark until years later.” —Jacob Lawrence

Knight and Lawrence married in 1941; they provided a constant source of support and critical guidance for one another. One could describe their partnership as a collaborative relationship, inspiring and stimulating each other in their artistic endeavors.  —from the Phillips Collection 
Read an overview and see paintings here and go more in depth about the artists at the Gwen and Jacob Knight Lawrence Legacy Resource Center.

Gwen Knight - Running Horse - The Phillips Collection


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