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Norman Lewis, b.1909


Carnaval is a 1974 work by Norman Lewis. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumEtching with aquatint
Dimensions 57 x 76 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, Novak/O'Doherty Collection, 2015
EditionPortfolio No: A/P X
Item NumberIMMA.3923
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Norman Lewis, Carnaval, 1974, Etching with aquatint, 57 x 76 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, Novak/O'Doherty Collection, 2015

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Norman Lewis 1909–1979

American painter Norman Lewis studied at the Savage School of Arts and Crafts and Colombia University. He began his career painting figurative scenes, but turned to abstraction in the mid-1940s, and is now considered one of the first African American Abstract Expressionist painters. Lewis received the Carnegie International Award in painting in 1955. In 1963, he was a founding member of the Spiral Group, a group of African American artists who sought to contribute through their art to the civil rights movement. Lewis received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 1972 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1975.
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