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Norman Lewis, b.1909


Carnaval is a 1974 work by Norman Lewis. It is not currently on display in IMMA. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumEtching with aquatint
Dimensions57 x 76 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, Novak/O'Doherty Collection, 2015
EditionPortfolio No: A/P X
Item NumberIMMA.3923
Not on view
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

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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. — View Artist »