Introduction
Norman Wilfred Lewis (July 23, 1909 – August 27, 1979) was an American painter, scholar, and teacher. Lewis, who was African-American (of Bermudian descent), was associated with abstract expressionism, and used representational strategies to focus on black urban life and his community's struggles.
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Introduction
A New York native, Norman Lewis focused his work on the African-American experience in Harlem. He was educated at Columbia University and later studied with Augusta Savage. By the 1930s his work shifted to the marked style of Abstract Expressionism for which he became known. In 1963 Lewis and Romare Bearden founded the Spiral Group, an organization that produced works of art in response to the civil rights movement.
Nationalities
American, African American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Instructor, Painter
Names
Norman Lewis, Norman Wilfred Lewis
Ulan
500060084
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