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Going to Work

Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917-2000). Going to Work, 1943. Gouache on paper, 21 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches (54.7 x 37 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Room of Contemporary Art Fund, 1944 (RCA1944:7). © The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

© The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Jacob Lawrence

American, 1917-2000

Going to Work, 1943

gouache on paper

sheet: 21 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches (54.61 x 36.83 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Room of Contemporary Art Fund, 1944

RCA1944:7

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Inscriptions

signature / lower right / J. Lawrence 43

Class

Paintings

Work Type

Gouache (painting)

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Jacob Lawrence's Going to Work captures the everyday lives of New Yorkers, highlighting the experience of commuting on the subway together. This stand-alone work is similar in style to those in the artist's famed, epic narrative series of paintings, The Migration Series (1940-41; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., and The Museum of Modern Art, New York).

Label from Overtime: The Art of Work, March 8–May 17, 2015

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