The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of March 24, 2018

Fulton and Nostrand, 1958

tempera on Masonite, Unframed: 60.9 x 76.2 cm (23 15/16 x 30 in.). Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 2007.158

Jacob Lawrence, who lived near this intersection of Fulton Street and Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn, captured a dynamic scene of New York City life. He uses boldly colored, jagged shapes to present people rushing around this busy evening.

signed lower right "Jacob Lawrence 58"

Annual Exhibition: Sculpture, Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, November 19. 1958-January 4, 1959.

American Sculpture and Painting: American National Exhibition in Moscow, The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, July 25-September 5, 1959; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 28-November 15, 1959.

Between the Fairs: Twenty-Five Years of American Art, 1939-1964, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 24-September 23, 1964.

Contemporary Urban Visions, Wollman Hall, New School Art Center, New School for Social Research, New York, January 25-February 24, 1966.

Crossing State Lines: Twentieth-Century Art from Private Collections in Westchester and Fairfield Counties, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, March 26-June 18, 1995.

Jacob Lawrence Memorial Exhibition: Paintings, 1937-1999, DC Moore Gallery, New York, February 6-March 3, 2001.

Syncopated Rhythms: 20th-Century African American Art from the George and Joyce Wein Collection, Boston University Art Gallery, November 18, 2005-January 22, 2006.

1958 (Alan Gallery, New York, NY)1
1958-1981 Alexander [1916-1969] and Sylvian Rittmaster [1917-1978], Woodmere, NY
1981 (Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, May 29, 1981, lot 182, sold to the Terry Dintenfass Gallery)
1981-? (Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, NY, sold to George and Joyce Wein)
By 1983-2007 George [b. 1925] and Joyce [1928-2005] Wein, New York, NY, consigned to the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery2
2007 (Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
2007- The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio


1Jacob Lawrence sold the painting directly to the Alan Gallery in 1958.

2The Weins owned the painting by 1983, when it appeared in an exhibition as belonging to a “private collector, courtesy of Terry Dintenfass Gallery.”


Alan Gallery, bill of sale, Sept. 22, 1958, in CMA curatorial file.

Jacob Lawrence, purchase order for Alan Gallery, Sept. 11, 1958, in CMA curatorial file.

Mark Cole, email to Victoria Sears Goldman, April 8, 2014, in CMA curatorial file.

Nesbett, Peter T., Jacob Lawrence, and Michelle DuBois. The Complete Jacob Lawrence. 2000.

Terry Dintenfass, Inc. records, 1970-1983, Box 5, folder 21: Jacob Lawrence 1981, letter from Terry Dintenfass to Jacob Lawrence, June 11, 1981, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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