Swann Auction Galleries Presents Work by Harlem Renaissance Artists Norman Lewis, Jacob LawrenceMar 31, 2022 12:00 EDT
Artworks by Harlem Renaissance artists Norman Lewis and Jacob Lawrence will be highlighted in the upcoming African American Art auction, presented by Swann Auction Galleries. An important figure of the Harlem Renaissance, Norman Lewis focused his work on the struggles of Black American urban living of the time. He was credited for his part in organizing the Harlem Artists Guild. The goal of the Guild was not only to provide Black American artists with creative opportunities but to support those dealing with societal and political discrimination. Swann Auction Galleries will be presenting a 1948 Norman Lewis oil painting in this event. Untitled (Rhododendrons) is one of Lewis’ early works. It was here when he began experimenting with the Modernist style through abstract painting and a black, gray, and green color scheme.
A 1986 Jacob Lawrence screenprint will also appear in the auction. General Toussaint L’Ouverture is signed, dated, titled, and numbered 38/100 in pencil at the lower left corner. It was printed by Lou Stovall, the Workshop, Inc., Washington D.C. View the entire collection and register to bid at Swann Auction Galleries.
Lot Categories:American Indian & Ethnographic, Fine Art (241)
# of Lots:241
Price Range:$1,500 - $500,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|NORMAN LEWIS (1909 - 1979) Untitled (Rhododendrons)|| Estimate: |
|ED CLARK (1926 - 2019) Spatial Image III|| Estimate: |
|HUGHIE LEE-SMITH (1915 - 1999) Quandary|| Estimate: |
|RICHMOND BARTHÉ (1901 - 1989) Woman with Turban|| Estimate: |
|JACOB LAWRENCE (1917 - 2000) General Toussaint L'Ouverture|| Estimate: |
|HANK WILLIS THOMAS (1976 - ) Negroes to be Sold|| Estimate: |