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JACOB LAWRENCE (1917-2000)
JACOB LAWRENCE (1917-2000)
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JACOB LAWRENCE (1917-2000)

Red Earth – Georgia

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JACOB LAWRENCE (1917-2000)
Red Earth – Georgia
signed and dated 'Jacob Lawrence 1947' (lower right)
tempera on board
20 1/8 x 24 in. (51.1 x 61 cm.)
Painted in 1947.
Provenance
The Downtown Gallery, New York
Robert Blackburn, New York
The Downtown Gallery, New York
James Banks, Palm Springs
DC Moore Gallery, New York
The Manoogian Collection, Taylor, Michigan
Jonathan Boos, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Literature
Jacob Lawrence: American Painter, exh. cat., Seattle Art Museum, 1986, p. 99, pl. 44 (illustrated).
P.T. Nesbett, M. DuBois, Jacob Lawrence: Paintings, Drawings, and Murals (1935-1999), A Catalogue Raisonné, Seattle, 2000, p. 105, no. P47-15 (illustrated).
P. Hills, “‘In the Heart of Black Belt’: Jacob Lawrence’s Commission from Fortune to Paint the South,” International Review of African American Art, vol. 19, no. 1, 2003, pp. 33 and 35.
P. Hills, Painting Harlem Modern: The Art of Jacob Lawrence, Berkeley, 2009, pp. 161-162, fig. 111 (illustrated).
Exhibited
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Little Show of Work in Progress: Paintings by Robert Gwathmey and Jacob Lawrence, Ceramics by Edwin and Mary Sheier, January-February 1950.
Washington, D.C., American University, Watkins Gallery, Objective and Non-Objective, April-May 1950.
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Jacob Lawrence, May-July 1974, p. 57, no. 102.
New York, DC Moore, Jacob Lawrence: Memorial Exhibition, February-March 2001.
Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Detroit Institute of Arts; Los Angeles County Museum of Arts and Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence, May 2001-January 2003.
New York, DC Moore, Jacob Lawrence: Moving Forward, Paintings, 1936-1999, February-March 2008, pp. 11, 23, 76 (illustrated on the cover).
The Detroit Institute of Fine Arts, 2015 (on loan).
Savannah College of Art and Design, Jacob Lawrence: Lines of Influence, September 2017-February 2018, n.p. (illustrated).
Sale Room Notice
Please note this work has been requested for the forthcoming exhibition Southern/Modern at the Mint Museum in 2024.

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