Jacob Lawrence, "The Builders: The Family"

Below left is the original image of Jacob Lawrence's "The Builders: The Family," created in 1974. We took this image, changed 5 things, and put our altered copy next to it on the right. Compare the two versions of the image, and see if you can find our five changes. Scroll down for more, including a link to the page with the answers.


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There are five things that we've changed in our version of "The Builders" on the right. When you think you've got it figured out, check your answers here. Scroll down below the pictures for more information on the artist, Jacob Lawrence.

The Builders, by Jacob Lawrence

The Builders, by Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence was an American painter who lived from 1917-2000. Lawrence was an African-American artist whose best-known body of work was the "Migration Series," which dealt with the theme of the migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North after World War I. He was a significant figure in 20th Century art and his work has been collected by many important museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Phillips Collection, and the Brooklyn Museum. In addition, this very painting depicted here, The Builders, is on display at the White House!




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