Down the Road

Down the Road
Down the Road, back
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17293
Building: 
Current Location: 
Missouri Valley Room
Floor: 
5th
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1956-Current
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a reproduction print of a painting originally by Earl B. Lewis titled "Down the Road".
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
28 3/4 inches
Width: 
1/2 inch
Height: 
22 3/4 inches
Description: 

Earl B. Lewis is an artist and award-winning illustrator who has illustrated over 50 children's books. He works primarily in watercolor depicting stories about the lives of young black children and their struggle in race encounters, children in hospitals, and families. In this painting a mother, father, and child walk down an unpaved road visiting with one another. The father wears all denim with suspenders while the mother wears a long floral dress, completing a traditional image of a working-class family. The child wears a pair of denim overalls and holds a basket of apples. One can presume the family went to pick the fruit together in the countryside and are on their way home. Lewis' command of watercolor achieves great depth in the painting in the layers of green that comprise the surrounding woods while simple white spaces left untouched attribute realistic highlights to the scene.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes