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Harlem Renaissance By: Karla Urrutia Rosa Guevara and Juan Salazar Artists and Musicians Jelly Roll Morton Jelly Roll Morton: He was the first great composer and piano player of Jazz. He was a talented arranger who wrote special scores that took advantage of the three minute limitations of the 78 rpm records. But more than just that he was a real character whose spirit shines through history. He worked as a gambler, pool, shark, pimp, comedian, and as a pianist. Benny Goodman Benny was born in a poverty stricken family. Benny played the clarinet at a early age. By the age of twelve he appeared to imitate famous bandleader /clarinets'. Even though he was young he joined in a band known as the Pollack’s band.During his life he recorded disks and tours. Rockwell Kent Rockwell Kent was born in New York in 1882. He studied architecture at Columbia University and art the New York School of Art (1903-04)where he was influence by Robert Henri and was associated with the social realist Ash Can group of artists. He was involved with the radical journal, The Masses, and in 1912 was responsible for recruiting Maurice Becker to the staff. He wrote a biography which was published in 1955(It’s Me O Lord). Writers Georgia O’ Keeffe The artistic brilliance of Georgia revolutionized modern art in both her time and in the present. With her paintings she vividly portrayed the power and emotion objects of nature. This was first seen in her charcoal drawings of bud like forms exhibited in 1916 that brought her fame. During the 1920’s, she explored this theme in her magnified paintings of flowers which until this day people still enjoy the smell of her flowers. Sinclair Lewis Lewis’s earliest published creative work romantic poetry and short sketches appeared in the Yale Courant and the Yale Literary Magazine, o which became an editor. After his graduation from Yale, Lewis moved from job and from place to place in an effort to make ends meet, write fiction for publication, and chase away boredom, he developed a facility for turning out shallow, popular stories that were purchase by a variety of magazines. Lewis's first published book was “ Hike and the Aero plane. In 1930, Lewis won the Noble Prize in Literature in his first year of nomination. After winning the Noble prize, he would published nine more novels in his lifetime, the best remembered being, It Can’t Happen Here, a novel about the election of a fascist U.S president. Eugene O’ Neill Gladstone O’Neill foremost American dramatist and winner of the Noble Prize for literature in 1936. Between 1920 and 1943 he completed 20 long plays several of them and triple length and a number of shorter ones. He wrote and rewrote many manuscripts half a dozen times before he was satisfied, and he filled shelves of notebooks with research notes, outlines play ideas, and other memoranda.