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Norman Lewis - Arts Theme Tee

Norman Lewis - Arts Theme Tee

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Norman Lewis, the sole African-American artist among the first generation of Abstract Expressionists, occupies a unique and pivotal position in art history. Despite his undeniable talent and groundbreaking contributions to the movement, Lewis faced considerable obstacles in gaining recognition for his work. As highlighted in a segment on the television show "Sunday Morning," Lewis's art was often overlooked by both White and African-American art dealers and gallery owners, primarily due to his inability to neatly fit into either racial category. This oversight persisted despite Lewis's significant political involvement and his residence in a marginalized area. His skin color, in a time marked by racial prejudice and discrimination, undoubtedly influenced his professional opportunities and reception within the art world. However, Lewis's resilience and commitment to his craft never waned, as he continued to produce powerful and evocative works that challenged societal norms and advocated for social change. Despite the barriers he faced, Norman Lewis's impact on Black history and the art world remains profound and enduring.

  • Lightweight, breathable fabric ideal for active and leisure wear
  • Retail fit suitable for casual and semi-formal settings
  • Bella+Canvas manufactures sustainably in the US and internationally
  • Fabric blends: Ash and Heather Prism: 99% cotton, 1% polyester; Heather colors: 52% cotton, 48% polyester; Athletic Heather and Black Heather: 90% cotton, 5% polyester
Width, in 16.5 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
Length, in 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Sleeve length, in 8.75 9 9 9.5 9.75 5 5.25 5.75


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