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Jacob Lawrence

The March, 1995

Silk screen
22 × 32 in
55.9 × 81.3 cm
Edition of 120
This is part of a limited edition set.
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location
Louisville, Miami Beach
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About the work
Condition
Excellent condition. Includes original certificate signed by Jacob Lawrence.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Series
The Toussaint LOuverture series.
Publisher
Spradling-Ames
Jacob Lawrence
American, 1917–2000
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Based on diligent research and inspired by Harlem Renaissance artists Augusta Savage and Charles Alston, Jacob Lawrence illustrated African American history through colorful narrative paintings. His subjects included series on prominent figures in the struggle for black liberation, such as Harriet Tubman; his “The Great Migration” (1940-41) chronicled the Depression-era flight of African Americans from the impoverished rural south to northern cities. Comprising 60 tempera works executed simultaneously with unifying color schemes and visual motifs, it depicted heart-wrenching everyday scenes. New York Times critic Holland Cotter once described Lawrence’s oeuvre as having a “sinewy moral texture...that is in the business of neither easy uplift nor single-minded protest.” Lawrence adopted his characteristic simple forms and abstract elements from African art, linking that aesthetic tradition to present-day black identity.

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About the work
Condition
Excellent condition. Includes original certificate signed by Jacob Lawrence.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Series
The Toussaint LOuverture series.
Publisher
Spradling-Ames
Jacob Lawrence
American, 1917–2000
Follow

Based on diligent research and inspired by Harlem Renaissance artists Augusta Savage and Charles Alston, Jacob Lawrence illustrated African American history through colorful narrative paintings. His subjects included series on prominent figures in the struggle for black liberation, such as Harriet Tubman; his “The Great Migration” (1940-41) chronicled the Depression-era flight of African Americans from the impoverished rural south to northern cities. Comprising 60 tempera works executed simultaneously with unifying color schemes and visual motifs, it depicted heart-wrenching everyday scenes. New York Times critic Holland Cotter once described Lawrence’s oeuvre as having a “sinewy moral texture...that is in the business of neither easy uplift nor single-minded protest.” Lawrence adopted his characteristic simple forms and abstract elements from African art, linking that aesthetic tradition to present-day black identity.

Jacob Lawrence

The March, 1995

Silk screen
22 × 32 in
55.9 × 81.3 cm
Edition of 120
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Louisville, Miami Beach
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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