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The Builders

Screenprint of what appears to be a family walking in front of a group of construction workers building a wall. The figures all have dark-brown skin except for one construction worker with white skin. In the family group, a man and a woman hold hands with each other and two small children. The woman and the girl wear yellow dresses and red hats; the boy wears a blue shirt; the man wears a suit and a yellow hat. The workers in the background wear blue.
© 2018 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • Screenprint of what appears to be a family walking in front of a group of construction workers building a wall. The figures all have dark-brown skin except for one construction worker with white skin. In the family group, a man and a woman hold hands with each other and two small children. The woman and the girl wear yellow dresses and red hats; the boy wears a blue shirt; the man wears a suit and a yellow hat. The workers in the background wear blue.

Date:

1974

Artist:

Jacob Lawrence
American, 1917-2000

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jacob Lawrence

Title

The Builders

Origin

United States

Date

1974

Medium

Screenprint in black, red, gray, blue, ochre, and yellow on cream wove paper

Dimensions

760 × 560 mm (image); 865 × 655 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Andrew and Ann Dintenfass

Reference Number

2006.407

Copyright

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

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