The Migration Series, Panel no. 31: The migrants found improved housing when they arrived north.

The immensity of the buildings in cities is usually one of the first things noticed by those coming from rural areas. Lawrence comments on this with the rendering of a highly vertical space, the rectangular windows mimicking the facade of the buildings. The whole image is fairly geometric, with the windows and doors serving to create a graphic effect. The title and visual of the panel suggests the new experience for the migrants when they arrived in an urban landscape.
SKU: 64129
Creator: Jacob Lawrence
Date: between 1940 and 1941
Original Medium: Casein tempera on hardboard
Original Size: 12 x 18 in.
Location: The Phillips Collection
© 2016 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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