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He joined a workshop run by Charles Alston, an artist and student in art education at Columbia University's Teachers College. Alston became Jacob's teacher and his mentor, first at Utopia House and later at the Harlem Art Workshop, sponsored by the Work Progress Administration as one of many New Deal programs of the 1930s.


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Charles Alston, 1930's

Charles Alston, 1930’s

National Archives, Harmon Foundation

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