Norman Lewis1909-1979

Studio Museum in Harlem
New York, NY

$15,000 toward Norman Lewis: Black Paintings, 1944-1977, an exhibition guest curated by Ann Gibson of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Known primarily as an abstract colorist, Lewis grew up and worked in Harlem among other notable African American artists. He taught art and participated in the Harlem Artists Guild, the WPA, and the group of artists and writers called “306”, which included Romare Bearden, Ralph Ellison, Jacob Lawrence, and Richard Wright.