Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series.
by [African American Art] Dickerman, Leah and Elsa Smithgall.
Museum of Modern Art,
A Fine tight copy with a previous owner name in a Fine dust jacket. In 1941, Jacob Lawrence completed a series of 60 small tempera paintings with text captions about the Great Migration, the mass movement of black Americans from the rural South to the urban North that began in 1915–16. Within months of its making, the Migration Series was divided between The Museum of Modern Art (even-numbered panels) and the Phillips Memorial Gallery (odd-numbered panels). The work has since become a landmark in the history of African American art, a monument in the collections of both institutions and a crucial example of the way in which history painting was radically reimagined in the modern era. This catalogue grounds Lawrence's Migration Series in the cultural and political debates that shaped the young artist's work and highlights its continued resonance for artists and writers today.
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
Book Id: 26572