We are pleased offer 2 important works on paper made in the late 1950s by Norman Lewis, (American, 1909-1979). He studied at Columbia University and found work during the Great Depression with the WPA at Harlem Art Center.
Lewis exhibited at the seminal Willard Gallery in New York City from 1946- 1964. He was part the Studio 35 sessions–closed door meetings led by MOMA’s Alfred J Barr Jr, which helped define the Abstract Expressionist movement. He exhibited with the Abstract American Artists group and was included in MOMA’s 1951 exhibition, “Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America”.
Tags: Abstract Expressionism, African American art, Modern Art, WPA