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Jacob Lawrence
The Migration Series, Panel 40: “The migrants arrived in great numbers.”
1940-41
Casein tempera on hardboard

18 x 12 inches
Gift of Mrs. David M. Levy. © 2015 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Digital image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY

Museum of Modern Art, New York


Jacob Lawrence
The Migration Series, Panel 40: “The migrants arrived in great numbers.”, 1940-41
[Pictured here]

From the exhibition:

One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North
April 3–September 7, 2015
Museum of Modern Art, New York

Additional Information:

One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series [Interactive view of the exhibition.] An in-depth look at Jacob Lawrence’s landmark 1941 painting series about the mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North.

The Migration Series

In 1941, Jacob Lawrence, then just twenty-three years old, completed a series of sixty paintings about the Great Migration, the mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North. Lawrence’s work is a landmark in the history of modern art and a key example of the way that history painting was radically reimagined in the modern era. Explore the social and cultural nuances of each of the sixty panels in Lawrence’s series here.

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Additional Information

Jacob Lawrence: Selected Biographies on Art in Context

Jacob Lawrence: Related Links on Art in Context


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Jacob Lawrence, American, (1917-2000)
b. September 7, 1917, Atlantic City, NJ
d. 2000


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