Norman Lewis (American, 1909-1979)
ink on paper, Sheet: 66 x 101.6 cm (25 15/16 x 40 in.). Estate of Norman W. Lewis 2017.2
Lewisâ€™s Winter Branches #4 belongs to a series of drawings based upon black-and-white photographs of barren trees against the cloudless sky. The Harlem-based artistâ€™s interest in landscape was further fueled by his study of Chinese painting, whose influences are readily seen in the spare calligraphic lines and brushwork characterizing this series.
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