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Procession

Procession

The Art of Norman Lewis

Book - 2015
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University of California Press
This beautifully illustrated catalogue accompanies the first major museum retrospective of the painter Norman Lewis (1909&;1979). Lewis was the sole African American artist of his generation who became committed to issues of abstraction at the start of his career and continued to explore them over its entire trajectory. His art derived inspiration from music (jazz and classical) and nature (seasonal change, plant forms, the sea). Also central to his work were the dramatic confrontations of the civil rights movement, in which he was an active participant among the New York art scene. Bridging the Harlem Renaissance, Abstract Expressionism, and beyond, Lewis is a crucial figure in American abstraction whose reinsertion into the discourse further opens the field for recognition of the contributions of artists of color. Bringing much-needed attention to Lewis&;s output and significance in the history of American art, Procession is a milestone in Lewis scholarship and a vital resource for future study of the artist and abstraction in his period.

Published in association with Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.

Exhibition dates:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia: November 13, 2015&;April 3, 2016
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth: June 4&;August 21, 2016
Chicago Cultural Center: September 17, 2016&;January 8, 2017
 


Publisher: Philadelphia : Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts ; [Berkeley] : University of California Press, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780520288003
0520288009
Branch Call Number: 759.13 LEWIS LEWIS
Characteristics: 286 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Art of Norman Lewis
Notes: "Published in conjunction with the exhibition Procession : The Art of Norman Lewis, presented at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, November 13, 2015-April 3, 2016; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, June 4-August 21, 2016; Chicago Cultural Center, Illinois, September 17, 2016-January 8, 2017."--Colophon
"This ... catalogue accompanies the first major museum retrospective of the painter Norman Lewis ... the sole African-American artist of his generation who became commiteed to issues of abstraction at the start of his career and continued to explore them over its entire trajectory."--Jacket flap

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