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Norman W. Lewis

The Red Umbrella, 1973

Etching in gray and red/orange on paper
Edition of 25
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Edition of 25.
Signed and dated "NORMAN LEWIS - 73" in pencil l.l., numbered and titled …

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Edition of 25.
Signed and dated "NORMAN LEWIS - 73" in pencil l.l., numbered and titled "18/25..." in pencil l.l.
Plate size 11 3/4 x 15 7/8 in. (29.6 x 40.2 cm), framed.

Condition: Pale fox mark to upper edge, not examined out of frame.

Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, …

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Norman W. Lewis
American, 1909–1979
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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, continuing to focus on social inequalities but growing increasingly interested in personal expression rather than representation. Lewis’s shift to abstraction was driven in part by his realization that reproducing or mirroring social conditions did not adequately reflect his goals as an artist. His work Evening Rendezvous, for example, addresses political activism and humanitarian concerns through hazy visuals inspired by clandestine Ku Klux Klan gatherings.

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Edition of 25.
Signed and dated "NORMAN LEWIS - 73" in pencil l.l., numbered and titled …

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Edition of 25.
Signed and dated "NORMAN LEWIS - 73" in pencil l.l., numbered and titled "18/25..." in pencil l.l.
Plate size 11 3/4 x 15 7/8 in. (29.6 x 40.2 cm), framed.

Condition: Pale fox mark to upper edge, not examined out of frame.

Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, …

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Norman W. Lewis
American, 1909–1979
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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, continuing to focus on social inequalities but growing increasingly interested in personal expression rather than representation. Lewis’s shift to abstraction was driven in part by his realization that reproducing or mirroring social conditions did not adequately reflect his goals as an artist. His work Evening Rendezvous, for example, addresses political activism and humanitarian concerns through hazy visuals inspired by clandestine Ku Klux Klan gatherings.

Norman W. Lewis

The Red Umbrella, 1973

Etching in gray and red/orange on paper
Edition of 25
Bidding closed
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