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ID: 500060084
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500060084

 

Record Type: Person
Lewis, Norman (American painter, 1909-1979)

Note: 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.

Names:
Lewis, Norman (preferred,U,index,LC)
Norman Lewis (V,display)
Norman Wilfred Lewis (V)
Lewis, Norman Wilfred (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
African American

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
instructor

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Bearden, Romare  
................................  (American painter, printmaker, 1911-1988) [500007871]
student of ....  Savage, Augusta  
..................  (American sculptor, born 1892 or 1900, died 1962) [500026666]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Lewis, Norman (I)

Biographies:
(American painter, 1909-1979) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, 1909-1979) ..... [GRL]
(American artist, 1909-1979) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Lewis, Norman ........ [GRL Preferred, MoMA, VP Preferred]
............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 88199534
............................  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York [online] (2013-)
Lewis, Norman Wilfred ........ [BHA Preferred, VP]
...........................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Norman Lewis ........ [MoMA Preferred, VP]
..........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..........................  Lewis, African American Art and Artists (2003) 119
Norman Wilfred Lewis ........ [VP]
.........................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, GRL, MoMA, VP]
....................  Art Gallery 23/1 (1979)
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Cederholm, Afro-American artists (1973)
....................  Cummings, Contemporary American Artists (1988)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n88199534
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Havlice, Index to Artistic Biography (1973)
....................  Lewis, African American Art and Artists (2003) 119
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n88199534
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Lewis, African American Art and Artists (2003) 119-121
.......... Who Was Who In American Art (1999) 2:2017
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