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Artworks from the The Phillips Collection

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The Wine Press, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

The Wine Press Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, 1865

Massilia, Greek Colony, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

Massilia, Greek Colony Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, 1868 – 1869

Portrait of Amelia Van Buren, Thomas Eakins

Portrait of Amelia Van Buren Thomas Eakins, 1891

Two Girls, Berthe Morisot

Two Girls Berthe Morisot, 1894

Migration Series No.1: During World War I there was a great migration north by southern African Americans, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.1: During World War I there was a great migration north by southern African Americans Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.3:  From every southern town migrants left by the hundreds to travel north, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.3: From every southern town migrants left by the hundreds to travel north Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.5: Migrants were advanced passage on the railroads, paid for by northern industry. Northern industry was to be repaid by the migrants out of their future wages, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.5: Migrants were advanced passage on the railroads, paid for by northern industry. Northern industry was to be repaid by the migrants out of their future wages Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.7: The migrant, whose life had been rural and nurtured by the earth, was now moving to urban life dependent on industrial machinery, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.7: The migrant, whose life had been rural and nurtured by the earth, was now moving to urban life dependent on industrial machinery Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.9:  They left because the boll weevil had ravaged the cotton crop, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.9: They left because the boll weevil had ravaged the cotton crop Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.11: Food had doubled in price because of the war, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.11: Food had doubled in price because of the war Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.13: The crops were left to dry and rot. There was no one to tend them, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.13: The crops were left to dry and rot. There was no one to tend them Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.15: There were lynchings, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.15: There were lynchings Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.17:  Tenant farmers received harsh treatment at the hands of the planter, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.17: Tenant farmers received harsh treatment at the hands of the planter Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.19: There had always been discrimination, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.19: There had always been discrimination Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.21: Families arrived at the station very early. They did not wish to miss their trains north, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.21: Families arrived at the station very early. They did not wish to miss their trains north Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.23: The migration spread, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.23: The migration spread Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.25: They left their homes. Soon some communities were left almost empty, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.25: They left their homes. Soon some communities were left almost empty Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.27: Many men stayed behind until they could take their families north with them, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.27: Many men stayed behind until they could take their families north with them Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.29: The labor agent recruited unsuspecting laborers as strike breakers for northern industries, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.29: The labor agent recruited unsuspecting laborers as strike breakers for northern industries Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.31: The migrants found improved housing when they arrived north, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.31: The migrants found improved housing when they arrived north Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.33: Letters from relatives in the North told of the better life there, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.33: Letters from relatives in the North told of the better life there Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.35: They left the South in great numbers. They arrived in the North in great numbers, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.35: They left the South in great numbers. They arrived in the North in great numbers Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.37: Many migrants found work in the steel industry, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.37: Many migrants found work in the steel industry Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.39: Railroad platforms were piled high with luggage, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.39: Railroad platforms were piled high with luggage Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.41: The South was desperate to keep its cheap labor. Northern labor agents were jailed or forced to operate in secrecy, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.41: The South was desperate to keep its cheap labor. Northern labor agents were jailed or forced to operate in secrecy Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.43:  In a few sections of the South leaders of both Black and White communities met to discuss ways of making the South a good place to live, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.43: In a few sections of the South leaders of both Black and White communities met to discuss ways of making the South a good place to live Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.45: The migrants arrived in Pittsburgh, one of the great industrial centers of the North, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.45: The migrants arrived in Pittsburgh, one of the great industrial centers of the North Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.47: As the migrant population grew, good housing became scarce. Workers were forced to live in overcrowded and dilapidated tenement houses, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.47: As the migrant population grew, good housing became scarce. Workers were forced to live in overcrowded and dilapidated tenement houses Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.49: They found discrimination in the North. It was a different kind, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.49: They found discrimination in the North. It was a different kind Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.51: African Americans seeking to find better housing attempted to move into new areas. This resulted in the bombing of their new homes, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.51: African Americans seeking to find better housing attempted to move into new areas. This resulted in the bombing of their new homes Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.53:  African Americans, long-time residents of northern cities, met the migrants with aloofness and disdain, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.53: African Americans, long-time residents of northern cities, met the migrants with aloofness and disdain Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.55: The migrants, having moved suddenly into a crowded and unhealthy environment, soon contracted tuberculosis. The death rate rose, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.55: The migrants, having moved suddenly into a crowded and unhealthy environment, soon contracted tuberculosis. The death rate rose Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.57: The female workers were the last to arrive north, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.57: The female workers were the last to arrive north Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Migration Series No.59: In the North they had the freedom to vote, Jacob Lawrence

Migration Series No.59: In the North they had the freedom to vote Jacob Lawrence, 1940 – 1941

Breeze Rustling Through Fall Flowers, Alma Thomas

Breeze Rustling Through Fall Flowers Alma Thomas, 1968

Featured Collections
National Gallery, London, London

National Gallery, London

Art Institute of Chicago, United States

Art Institute of Chicago

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

The last Mondrian in a modernist palace

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