The Migration Series, Panel no. 47: As the migrant population grew, good housing became scarce.

Despite the bare walls and desolate window of the room, Lawrence offers a colorful and lively depiction of a quilt and pillows, of vibrant colors and patterns that decorates the bed. This establishes a sense of home that the migrants created for themselves in the North, despite the unfavorable housing conditions which usually included cramped and crowded apartments. In addition, the depiction of handicraft suggests important aspects of African-American culture the migrants brought North with them.
SKU: 64123
Creator: Jacob Lawrence
Date: 1940-1941
Original Medium: Casein tempera on hardboard
Original Size: 18 x 12 in.
Location: The Phillips Collection
© 2016 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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