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Artist of the moment……..Norman Lewis


Norman Lewis was an African American painter and printmaker who worked with the figure but is more renown for his abstract paintings. Norman Lewis was born in Harlem, New York in the year 1909.

After painting many scenes of figures and the Harlem Renaissance Lewis started to paint in the style of an Abstract Expressionist painter in the 1940s.

The artist participated in the Works Progress Administration.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 for a print to $600,000 for an original oil. The artist worked in watercolor, gouache, pastel, and oils.

Lewis was part of the Spiral group. A group of African American writers and artists.

Lewis was a teacher for most of his career. He won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and also the National Endowment for the Arts.

In this clip we view some works by Norman Lewis following a brief biography. This clip deals with Lewis’s abstract art:


Norman Lewis passed away in 1979.

I enjoy his abstract works that use color. What an outstanding use of color and loose edges.