Migration panel 32. The railroad stations in the South were crowded with people leaving for the North.

The display of traveling migrants continues through the rows black Southerners waiting for their train(s) to be called. Lawrence’s pattern of depictions of railroad stations and train cars ensues, using the distinctive color palette specific to the setting that he has used throughout the series. The use of black, green, yellow, blue, and red against a brown background exemplify the dynamic color relationships that are present throughout the migration series. This is due to Lawrence’s method as an artist: while working on the Migration Series, Lawrence would work on all panels simultaneously, maintaining continuity of color relationships.
SKU: 65204
Creator: Jacob Lawrence
Date: 1940-41
Original Medium: Tempera on gesso on composition board
Original Size: 12 x 18 in
Location: Museum of Modern Art, NY
© 2016 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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