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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 attended the Savage School of Arts and Crafts and Colombia University. Lewis turned to abstraction in the mid-1940s and is now considered one of the first African American Abstract Expressionist painters. 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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