Norman Wilfred Lewis

American, 1909-1979

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Norman Wilfred Lewis

American, 1909-1979

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Selected exhibitions (3)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Norman Lewis: Looking East,
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
2014
Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties,
Brooklyn Museum
2009
Norman Lewis: Abstract Expressionist Drawings, 1945-1978,
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

Born in Harlem and working within New York City’s downtown art scene, Norman Wilfred Lewis first …

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Born in Harlem and working within New York City’s downtown art scene, Norman Wilfred Lewis first began painting in a figural style grounded in social realism, focusing on bread lines, police brutality, and the struggles of black Americans. Lewis transitioned to a more abstract style of art during the 1940s and 1950s, …

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