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Gwendolyn Knight

Gwendolyn Knight


Did you know that Gwendolyn Knight was married to the famous artist, Jacob Lawrence?

You can actually see some of her work in DC. The DC Moore Gallery is pleased to present Jacob Lawrence & Gwen Knight: Intersections, on view from February 16 – March 27, 2021. This focused exhibition offers viewers an opportunity to see rare examples of work by both artists, celebrating their life together over sixty years.

Gwendolyn Knight was a humble and very talented artists who allowed her husband’s work to shine. Her artistic abilities were present early on in life however her work only started getting the recognition it deserved later on in her career.

She was blessed to study with Lois Mailou Jones while attending Howard University and later mentored by Augusta Savage. She was well acquainted with the Harlem Renaissance elite artists, writers and leaders of that time.

She created figurative paintings and explored working with printing and even worked with Condé Nast for 10 years. Gwendolyn Knight was also a teacher and along with her husband created a foundation to support artists.


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