Tempera on Masonite
Unframed: 60.9 x 76.2 cm (24 x 30 in.)
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 2007.158
© The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Lawrence was teaching art at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn when he created this painting.
Having moved to Harlem as a teenager, Lawrence would become the first major artist trained entirely within the neighborhood’s African American community. Throughout his long career he believed art should be a quest for both self and social identity, a notion reflected in this work, one of his liveliest and largest paintings. Teeming with more than forty figures, it depicts the vibrant streetscape at the intersection of Fulton Street and Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn, near where the artist lived at the time.
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