Norman Lewis: From the Harlem Renaissance to Abstraction

by Kenkeleba Gallery

New York, NY: Kenkeleba House Inc., 1989. 

Softback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • ISBN: 0890622418
  • Illustrated cover features a color painting by Norman Lewis.
  • Wraps show some signs of edgewear and shelfwear.
  • Corners are bumped. (See Photos).
  • Spine has white text against a greenish blue background.
  • Spine edges have slight scuffing and indents. (See Photos).
  • Binding is strong and secure.
  • Illustrations are bright and clear.
  • Interior is gently age-toned, exhibits minimal signs of age and wear.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Inside on pages 24 and 66 have light ink markings. (See Photos).
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • AJ20191004

72 pages. 9 x 12 inches.

Norman Lewis (1909-1979) was an American painter, scholar, and teacher. An African-American of Bermudian heritage, Lewis was associated with Abstract Expressionism, and used representational strategies to focus on black urban life and his community's struggles. 

Lewis began his career in 1930 with mostly figurative work. At first he painted what he saw, which ranged from Meeting Place (1930), a swap meet scene, and The Yellow Hat (1936), and even a formal Cubist painting, then on to more expressive abstraction as seen in Dispossessed (1940), an eviction scene, and Jazz Musicians (1948)--a visual depiction of the bebop that was being played in Harlem.

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