The Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis

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Jacob Lawrence

In 1989, Lawrence received a commission from the Limited Editions Club to create illustrations for the King James version of the book of Genesis.  Rather than depicting scenes from the Bible, Lawrence instead drew from memories of the preacher at Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church.  

Medium: Silk screen prints on Whatman Print Matt paper

Year: 1989-1990

Edition: 6/50

Signature: Signed in pencil

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Size: 19-5/8 x 14-3/8 inches each

Stock Number: Nesbett L90-2

Sold as a set of eight only. Price on Request.


*PLEASE NOTE* this portfolio is not currently on display.  It is available for viewing by appointment only.  Please call (206) 624-6700 for more information.

The Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis : No. 1  In the beginning all was void. at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

No. 1 In the beginning all was void.

The Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis : No. 2 And God brought forth the firmament and the waters. at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

No. 2 And God brought forth the firmament and the waters.

The Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis : No. 3 And God said

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

No. 3 And God said 'Let the Earth bring forth the grass, trees, fruits and herbs.'

The Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis : No. 4 And God created the day and the night and God created and put stars in the skies. at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

No. 4 And God created the day and the night and God created and put stars in the skies.

The Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis : No. 5 And God created all the fowls of the air and fishes of the seas. at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

No. 5 And God created all the fowls of the air and fishes of the seas.

The Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis : No. 6 And God created all the beasts of the earth. at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

No. 6 And God created all the beasts of the earth.

The Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis : No. 7 And God created man and woman. at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

No. 7 And God created man and woman.

The Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis : No. 8 The Creation was done - and all was well. at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

No. 8 The Creation was done - and all was well.