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Sharecropper and Blackberry Pickers

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During the 1930s and 1940s, Robert Gwathmey and other Social Realist painters such as Philip Evergood, Ben Shahn, and Jacob Lawrence, as well as photographers Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans, depicted the lives of the destitute and the dispossessed in America with implicit criticism of the...

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Lower right: Gwathmey

Provenance

The artist; with A.C.A. Gallery, New York, 1941; to MFA, 1941, purchased for $250.

Credit Line

The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

Copyright

© VAGA, New York, NY

1941

Dimensions

81.6 x 61.28 cm (32 1/8 x 24 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

41.688

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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