Oct 06, 2016 - Sale 2424

Sale 2424 - Lot 23

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
NORMAN LEWIS (1909 - 1979)
Untitled (Abstracted Landscape).

Watercolor on textured wove paper, 1937. 355x508 mm; 14x20 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right.

Provenance: the estate of the artist (1992); private collection, New York.

This striking, modernist watercolor is one of the earliest works by the artist to come to auction. Lewis painted watercolor landscapes in both rural and urban locations through the early 1940s. In December of 1937, the Harlem Community Art Center opened - Augusta Savage was the director, and Norman Lewis taught drawing and painting.