Gwendolyn Knight

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Birthday
26, 1913
Birthplace
Barbados
Death Date
Feb 18, 2005 (91)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
26, 1913
Birthplace
Barbados
Death Date
Feb 18, 2005 (91)

About

Painter whose work was displayed in a 2003 retrospective at the Tacoma Art Museum.

Before Fame

She studied art at Howard University, but the onset of the Great Depression forced her to end her studies.

Trivia

She and her husband founded the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation in 2000, which provides support for talented artists.

Family Life

She married Jacob Lawrence whom she met while both were participating in the Works Progress Administration's mural project.

Associated With

She and Langston Hughes were prominent members of the Harlem Renaissance.