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Artwork copyright Jacob Lawrence. © Chris Eden; courtesy of Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle and The Jacob and Gwen Lawrence Foundation.

No. 4 His Adventures failing him, he accepted poverty. From the series The Legend of John Brown, 1977

Jacob Lawrence
(American, born 1917, died 2000)

Location: University of Washington

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Jacob Lawrence chronicled abolitionist John Brown in 22 paintings with accompanying narrative titles. Inspired by oral histories of Brown's life and death, "The Legend of John Brown" was first painted in 1941. When the original gouache paintings were deemed too fragile for display by, their owner, The Detroit Institute of Arts commissioned Lawrence to recreate the work in a limited edition print series, so that they might continue to be experienced. The resulting series is on display at the University of Washington, where Lawrence taught for a decade until his retirement in 1980.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Departments of Natural Resources and Labor and Industries.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Work on paper - print

Medium

Screen print on paper

Dimensions

25 7/8 in x 20 in

ID Number

WSAC1995.429.004

Acquisition Method

Direct purchase

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

University of Washington

Artwork Location

University of Washington
Computer Science and Engineering Building 2nd and 3rd floors

WA. County

King

Setting

Interior

Site Type

University

Address

UW Tower, T-12
Seattle, WA 98195

Geo. Coordinates

47.653503 | -122.305853

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