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Throughout his career of more than sixty years Jacob Lawrence, one of America's most important and respected black artists, told the story of African American lives and culture through figurative paintings, often in series and frequently with biting social commentary. Lawrence achieved success...

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Provenance

The artist; with Alan Gallery, New York; to William H. Lane (1914-1995), 1958; to MFA, 1990, gift of William H. and Saundra B. Lane and museum purchase.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Lane and Museum purchase

Copyright

© Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence, courtesy of the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation

1957

Dimensions

58.42 x 73.66 cm (23 x 29 in.)

Accession Number

1990.378

Medium or Technique

Casein on paper

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Americas

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