The Migration Series, Panel no. 7: The migrant, whose life had been rural and nurtured by the earth, was now moving to urban life dependent on industrial machinery.

In one of the more abstract images of the Migration Series, Lawrence depicts rows of leafy crops in between stripes of earth tones. The vertical imagery of this panel draws the viewer’s eye upwards and backwards into space, suggesting that the rows of vegetation continue on forever. Additionally, Lawrence touches upon the huge demographic shift caused not by a move from South to North, but rather rural to urban.
SKU: 64132
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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