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Artist: Norman Lewis
Medium: oil on linen
Date: c.1957

Carnival, has a visual rhythm that looks the way jazz sounds. Skids of blue and mauve jag out from under the white overpainting while shapes in black, orange, and yellow skirt and slide on a vertical axis.”

Charles Schwartz, artobserver.com

Norman Lewis

Norman W. Lewis (1909-1979) was a Black American painter, of Bermudan descent, associated with the Harlem Renaissance and the Abstract Expressionist movement. Lewis was a member of the tight-knit Harlem artistic community, known as the 306 Group, which included prominent African American artists such as Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence.  Continue reading Norman Lewis