Artist Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917-2000
  • Kansas was now the skirmish ground of the Civil War
Date 1941
Medium gouache on white wove paper
Dimensions Overall: 13 9/16 × 19 3/4 inches (34.4 × 50.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Lowenthal
Accession Number 55.354.9
Department African American Art
Not On View
1945, Downtown Gallery (New York, New York, USA).
after 1945, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Lowenthal (New York, New York, USA);
1955-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
"Accessions, 1955-1956," Bulletin of the DIA, vol. 35, no. 2 (1955-56): 53.

"Art: John Brown's Body," Newsweek vol.26 (December 24, 1945): 87.

"Artist Who Stuck to His Story: Jacob Lawrence's John Brown," The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (December 20, 1978): A8-A9.

Berryman, Florence S. "News of Art and Artists: John Brown's Struggles," The [Washington, D.C.] Sunday Star (October 6, 1945): B-5.

B.W. "Saga of John Brown," Art Digest, vol.20 (December 15, 1945): 17.

"John Brown Series by Jacob Lawrence," Portland Museum Bulletin, vol.8 (July 1947): 2.

The Legend of John Brown (exhibition catalogue). Detroit: The Detroit Institute of Arts, 1978, p. 24 (ill.).

Sharp, Ellen. "The Legend of John Brown and the Series by Jacob Lawrence." Bulletin of the DIA vol. 67, no. 4, 1993, p. 28 (ill.).