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Jacob Lawrence, American, b. Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1917–2000  Search this
Opaque watercolor and graphite pencil on paper
framed: 30 7/8 × 36 15/16 in. (78.4 × 93.8 cm)
Downtown Gallery, New York, to 31 December 1946
Joseph H. HIrshhorn, New York, 31 December 1946-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Exhibition History:
(DOWNTOWN GALLERY, New York. "The Twenty-First Annual Exhibition," September 1946, OR "Christmas Exhibition," 3-21 December 1946).
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS, New York (organizer). "Jacob Lawrence Retrospective," no. 21, ill. Tour: BROOKLYN MUSEUM, 22 November 1960-2 January 1961; SKIDMORE COLLEGE, Saratoga Springs, New York, 15 January-5 February; ALLEGHENY COLLEGE, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 19 February-26 March; HOWARD UNIVERSITY, Washington, DC, 10-30 April; ANTIOCH COLLEGE, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 14 May-4 June; STATE COLLEGE, Indiana, Pennsylvania, 18 June-20 August; WHITE ART MUSEUM, CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, New York. 5-24 September; EAST TENNESSEE STATE COLLEGE, Johnson City, Tennessee, 8-29 October; FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY, Tallahassee, Florida, 12 November-3 December; ARKANSAS COLLEGE, Batesville, Arkansas, 17 December-11 February 1962; ALABAMA COLLEGE, Montevallo, Alabama, 25 February-18 March 1962; TALLADEGA COLLEGE, Talladega, Alabama, 1-22 April; NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE, Durham, North Carolina, 6-27 May; PUBLIC LIBRARY OF WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, 10 June-1 July; STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, Oneonta, New York, 15 July-9 September; WABASH COLLEGE, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 23 September-14 October; HAMPTON COLLEGE, Hampton, Virginia, 28 October-18 November.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, p. 711, fig. 701, p. 484.
VICE PRESIDENT'S HOUSE, Washington, DC. 7 March 1977-15 March 1978
DISTRICT 1199 CULTURAL CENTER, New York. The Working American, 18 October-24 November 1979, no. 20, ill. (Not lent to Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services tour.)
HENRY ART GALLERY, University of Washington, Seattle. Jacob Lawrence, 2 July-27 September 1998.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Josef Albers: Innovation and Inspiration," 13 February-11 April 2010, no cat.
Published References:
ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Downtown Gallery Papers," microfilm roll ND51, frame 325.
ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC., "The Downtown Gallery Archives," microfilm roll ND65, ill. frame 527.
UNSIGNED. "'Narrative Painter' Lawrence's Works to be Exhibited at Allegheny College," Meadville Tribune (Pennsylvania) (17 February 1961).
BURLINGTON MAGAZINE. 116, no. 860 (November 1974): fig. 134.
FUNDABURK, EMMA L. and MARY DOUGLASS FOREMAN. Art in the Environment in the U.S. (Luverne, Alabama: E.L. Fundaburk, 1975): plate 290.
GLUBAK, SHIRLEY. The Art of America Since World War II (New York: Macmillan, 1976): p. 9, ill.
LIPMAN, JEAN, and HELEN M. FRANC. Bright Stars: American Painting and Sculpture Since 1976 (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1976): p. 121, ill.
FEDERAL BAR NEWS & JOURNAL. 28, no. 9 (September 1981): cover ill.
CARPENTER, JAMES M. Visual Art: A Critical Introduction (New York:
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c. 1985): ill.
UNSIGNED. "Art/Work: Cabinet Makers, by Jacob Lawrence," Personnel Journal 64 (August 1985): 128, ill.
WHEAT, ELLEN HARKINS. Jacob Lawrence: American Painter (Seattle: University of Washington Press in association with the Seattle Art Museum, 1986): pl. 75.
OCVIRK, OTTO G., et al. Art Fundamentals: Theory and Practice 6th ed. (New York: Wm. C. Brown, 1990.
NESBETT, PETER T. and MICHELLE DUBOIS. Jacob Lawrence: Paintings, Drawings, and Murals (1935-1999), A Catalogue Raisonne. (Seattle & London: University of Washington Press, 2000): P46-01, p. 90, ill.
HILLS, PATRICIA, et al. Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence (Seattle & London: University of Washington Press, 2001): fig. 82, p. 204.
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden