Norman W. Lewis, ‘Untitled (Abstract Figure) Diptych’, 1969, Painting, Oil on paper, Aaron Galleries
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Norman W. Lewis

Untitled (Abstract Figure) Diptych, 1969

Oil on paper
43 × 26 3/4 in
109.2 × 67.9 cm
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Aaron Galleries
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This work is part of a diptych which was gifted to the artist's very close friends, Wendy and …

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dedicated, to Wendy and Robert from Ouida and Norman, dated when gifted, January 31, 1976
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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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This work is part of a diptych which was gifted to the artist's very close friends, Wendy and Robert (Gist) on January 31, 1976.

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dedicated, to Wendy and Robert from Ouida and Norman, dated when gifted, January 31, 1976
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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

Untitled (Abstract Figure) Diptych, 1969

Oil on paper
43 × 26 3/4 in
109.2 × 67.9 cm
.
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Location
Glenview
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