The Lynching by Joseph Leboit

The Lynching by Joseph Leboit

The Lynching

Joseph Leboit

Title

The Lynching

 
Artist

Joseph Leboit

  1907 - 2002 (biography)
Year
1938 / 1950 
Technique
oil on canvas 
Image Size
58 x 40"  
Signature
signed in pigment, lower right, signed on verso 
Edition Size
 
Annotations
dated 1950 beneath signature 
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State
 
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Inventory ID
MOLE122 
Price
$20,000.00 
Description
This large, powerful painting was begun in 1938, during the WPA era, and finished in 1950. Leboit spares nothing in showing the brutality and agony of lynching. The 3 male victims are bound together, 2 hung by their necks and the other dangling upside down, a crucifixion.