The Works of Haitian American Cartoonist... Jason "JaFLEU" Fleurant
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
#BlackHistoryToonz Coloring Pages: Augusta Savage x Jacob Lawrence
Black History Toonz are back! But we're going to be a little more interactive this time as we highlight pioneering black visual artists. What I decided to do is release the inks so that you can download and color them your selves as well.
Civil Rights Activist, Activist, Educator, Sculptor, Artist (1892-1962)
Born in Florida in 1892, Augusta Savage began creating art as a child by using the natural clay found in her hometown. After attending Cooper Union in New York City, she made a name for herself as a sculptor during the Harlem Renaissance and was awarded fellowships to study abroad. Savage later served as a director for the Harlem Community Center and created the monumental work The Harp for the 1939 New York World's Fair. She
spent most of her later years in Saugerties, New York, before her death from cancer in 1962.
Born in New Jersey but raised in New York City's Harlem, Jacob Lawrence was the most widely acclaimed African-American artist of the 20th century. Known for producing narrative collections like the Migration Series and War Series, he brought the African-American experience to life using blacks and browns juxtaposed with vivid colors. He also taught, and spent 15 years as a professor at the University of Washington.