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Lynching

Lynching

by Louis Lozowick

Before creating Lynching, Lozowick’s work had already been included in an anti-lynching show sponsored by the Communist Party of the USA (CPUSA).  Lozowick continued his outrage with the intensely personal Lynching

The twisted face of the lynched man is modeled from Lozowick’s own.  As a Jewish man he was possibly referring to a commonality he felt with the prejudices experienced by blacks.

The detailed, individual features of the lynched man contrast sharply with the vague, looming shapes of the Klansmen in the background.

(Pohl 49-50)

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Louis Lozowick - Lynching

Louis Lozowick, Lynching, 1936.  Lithograph, 10 x 7 ¼ in.

Museum Purchase, Derby Fund, from the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art 1930-1970

Within Lynching...
Joe Jones Joe Jones Boris Gorelick Louis Lozowick James Turnbull James Turnbull

Race Relations Anti-Semitism Lynching
Spirituality Civil Rights
Romare Bearden
George Biddle
Julius T. Bloch
Adolf Dehn
Joseph Delaney
Boris Gorelick
Robert Gwathmey
Joe Jones
Jacob Lawrence
Louis Lozowick
Ben Shahn
George Tooker
James Turnbull


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