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Jacob Lawrence: “Hiroshima” Series
November 18–December 18, 2020

Jacob Lawrence received an invitation by the Limited Editions Club of New York to illustrate any book of his choice from the club’s numerous titles. Lawrence wrote that he selected John Hersey’s narrative, Hiroshima, because “of its power, insight, scope, and sensitivity, as well as for its overall content.” These works illustrate a series of events taking place in a marketplace, playground, street scene and other sites at the moment of the bombing on August 6, 1945.

Jacob Lawrence, (1917–2000), Hiroshima series, 1983, silkscreen. ©Jacob Lawrence, courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.

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“Playground”

Playground by Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence, (1917–2000), “Playground” from the Hiroshima series, 1983, silkscreen. ©Jacob Lawrence, courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.

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“Street Scene”

Street Scene by Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence, (1917–2000), “Street Scene” from the Hiroshima series, 1983, silkscreen. ©Jacob Lawrence, courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.

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“Family”

Family by Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence, (1917–2000), “Family” from the Hiroshima series, 1983, silkscreen. ©Jacob Lawrence, courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.

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“People in the Park”

People in the Park by Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence, (1917–2000), “People in the Park” from the Hiroshima series, 1983, silkscreen. ©Jacob Lawrence, courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.

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“Market”

Market by Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence, (1917–2000), “Market” from the Hiroshima series, 1983, silkscreen. ©Jacob Lawrence, courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.

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“Man with Birds”

Man with Birds by Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence, (1917–2000), “Man with Birds” from the Hiroshima series, 1983, silkscreen. ©Jacob Lawrence, courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.

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“Boy with Kite”

Boy with Kite by Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence, (1917–2000), “Boy with Kite” from the Hiroshima series, 1983, silkscreen. ©Jacob Lawrence, courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.

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“Farmer”

Farmer by Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence, (1917–2000), “Farmer” from the Hiroshima series, 1983, silkscreen. ©Jacob Lawrence, courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.

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