Kansas was now the skirmish ground of the Civil War, 1941

  • Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917-2000

Gouache on white wove paper

  • Overall: 13 9/16 × 19 3/4 inches (34.4 × 50.2 cm)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Lowenthal

55.354.9

Department

African American Art

  • Damage
  • Harlem renaissance
  • History (discipline)
  • Gouache
  • Wove paper
  • Hill
  • Chair
  • Table (support furniture)
  • Plate (dish)
  • War
  • Civil war
  • Murder
  • Tree
  • Death
  • Gouache
  • Kansas
  • New orleans
  • Brown, john

1945, Downtown Gallery (New York, New York, USA). after 1945, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Lowenthal (New York, New York, USA)

1955-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

"Accessions, 1955-1956," Bulletin of the DIA, vol. 35, no. 2 (1955-56): 53. "Art: John Brown's Body," Newsweek vol.26 (December 24, 1945): 87. "Artist Who Stuck to His Story: Jacob Lawrence's John Brown," The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (December 20, 1978): A8-A9. Berryman, Florence S. "News of Art and Artists: John Brown's Struggles," The [Washington, D.C.] Sunday Star (October 6, 1945): B-5. B.W. "Saga of John Brown," Art Digest, vol.20 (December 15, 1945): 17. "John Brown Series by Jacob Lawrence," Portland Museum Bulletin, vol.8 (July 1947): 2. The Legend of John Brown (exhibition catalogue). Detroit: The Detroit Institute of Arts, 1978, p. 24 (ill.). Sharp, Ellen. "The Legend of John Brown and the Series by Jacob Lawrence." Bulletin of the DIA vol. 67, no. 4, 1993, p. 28 (ill.).

© 2005 Estate of Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Jacob Lawrence, Kansas was now the skirmish ground of the Civil War, 1941, gouache on white wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Lowenthal, 55.354.9.