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Artist Lawrence, Jacob
Title Diners (also, Café Scene)
Date 1942
Year Range from 1942
Year Range to 1942
Medium Gouache on paper
Dimensions H-14.36 W-20 inches
Credit line Gift of C. Leonard Pfeiffer
ID# 1945.003.004
Object Name Painting
Provenance Downtown Gallery, New York, NY; C. Leonard Pfeiffer, 1943; gift to UAMA, 1945.
Bibliography Baigell, Matthew. "The American Scene," Praeger, NY, 1974, page 196, cat. #112.
"Arizona Highways," 1943.
Exhibition Catalogue: "Contemporary American Paintings from the Collection of the University of Arizona," Metropolitan Museum, NY, 1943, #85.
Prendergast, James D. "The University of Arizona Gallery of Modern American Paintings," July 1943, page 20.
"The University of Arizona Collection of American Art," U of A, 1947, cat. #58, illus.
"American Art Collection," U of A, 1960, no page, illus.
"The C. Leonard Pfeiffer Collection," U of A, 1961, cat. #56, page 70.
The University of Arizona Museum of Art "Paintings and Sculpture in the Permanent Collection with Selected Drawings and Watercolors" Bermingham, Peter; Deeds, Daphne Anderson; Karpiscak, Adeline Lee; 1983
Exhibition Catalogue: Gustafson, Donna; Nan A. Rotschild; Kendall Taylor; Gilbert T. Vincent; Linda Weintraub. "Art What Thou Eat: Images of Food in American Art," The Edith C. Blum Art Institute, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 1991, color illus page 195, text page 194.
Negri, Antonello. "Tendenze del Realismo Nel XX Secolo," Laterza, Italy, c. 1992.
Powell, Todd. Alaska Airlines Magazine, Seattle, WA, 1992 (?).
Nesbett, Peter T. "Jacob Lawrence: paintings, drawings, and murals, 1935-1999: a catalogue raisonne" University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2000.
Nesbett, Peter T. "Over the Line The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence" University of Washington Press, Seatle and London 2000
Exhibitions History Downtown Gallery, Apr 7-May 2, 1942; "An Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings From the Collection of the University of Arizona," Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Apr 7-27, 1943, M.H. DeYoung Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA, Aug 1943 cat. no. 85; "A University Collects-Arizona," sponsored by the American Federation of the Arts, New York City, circulated: University of California Art Gallery, Los Angeles, Sept 9-30, 1952, Rosicrucian Egyptian Oriental Museum, San Jose, CA, Dec 5-31, 1952, Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, CA, Jan 18-Feb 8, 1953, Texas Western College, El Paso, Feb 22-Mar 15, 1953, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL, June 29-July 26, 1953, Miami Beach Art Center, Aug 10-27, 1953, Winston-Salem Public Library, NC, Sept 20-Oct 11, 1953, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Oct 25-Nov 15, 1953, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, Nov 28-Dec 18, 1953; Inaugural Exhibition, Olin Art Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, Sept 30 to Oct 24, 1972; "Jacob Lawrence," Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, May 16-Jul 7, 1974, circulated to five museums through Mar 27, 1975.

Obj. File: "Jacob Lawrence, American Painter," organized by the Seattle Art Museum, WA, circulated: Seattle Art Museum, WA, July 10-Sept 7, 1986, The Oakland Museum, CA, Sept 26-Nov 30, 1986, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, Dec 16 1986-Mar 1, 1987, The Phillips Collection, D.C., Apr 3-June 1, 1987, Dallas Museum of Art, TX, July 19-Sept 6, 1987, The Brooklyn Museum, NY, Oct 1-Dec 1, 1987; "Artists of the Black Community/USA," The Arizona Bank, Phoenix, May 26-Aug 19, 1988; "Jacob Lawrence, Paintings and Prints," Arizona State University Art Museum, Jan 21-Feb 25, 1990; "Art What Thou Eat," Edith C. Blum Art Institute, NY, Sept 2-Nov 18, 1990; "Jacob Lawrence: Painting Life," Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, July 2-Sept 26, 1998.
Arizona State University, "Jacob Lawrence, Paintings and Prints" Jan 21-Feb 25 1990;
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, Aug, 2- Nov 26, 1998.
"American Visions: Selections from the C. Leonard Pfeiffer Collection," UAMA (Hanson Gallery), Nov 22, 2013-March 24, 2014.

Highlights of the Permanent Collection, UAMA, Mar. 19, 2016
Subjects Cafes
African Americans
Signs (Notices)
Eating & drinking facilities