Graduation

A work made of brush and black ink, over graphite, on cream wove paper.
© 2018 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of brush and black ink, over graphite, on cream wove paper.

Date:

1948

Artist:

Jacob Lawrence
American, 1917-2000

About this artwork

This drawing is one of six that Jacob Lawrence drew as illustrations for Langston Hughes’s 1947 book of poetry, One-Way Ticket. In its remarkable feeling for pattern and rhythm, the drawing has a symbiotic relationship with the poem.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jacob Lawrence

Title

Graduation

Origin

United States

Date

1948

Medium

Brush and black ink, over graphite, on cream wove paper

Dimensions

720 x 498 mm

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Hartman

Reference Number

1997.429

Copyright

© 2018 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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