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DAC Collection Artist Information

Norman Wilfred Lewis

American painter

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
A New York native, Norman Lewis focused his work on the African-American experience in Harlem. He was educated at Columbia University and later studied with Augusta Savage. By the 1930s his work shifted to the marked style of Abstract Expressionism for which he became known. In 1963 Lewis and Romare Bearden founded the Spiral Group, an organization that produced works of art in response to the civil rights movement.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500060084.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Norman Wilfred Lewis:

Norman Wilfred Lewis Carnaval, 1974 Relief etching and aquatint printed in black ink with blue surface roll on medium-weight ivory wove paper
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