Paramour Fine Arts

Lewis, Norman


New York Harlem born artist, he started working in a representational style and was active on WPA. He later turned to abstract expressionism and was one of the few African-American artists to work in this style. He then combined abstraction with his own blend of figurative work.
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"Shorty George"

"Shorty George"

Lithograph, 1943
9 in. x 5 3/4 in. (229 mm x 146 mm)
Edition of 4

Availability: Sold

A fine impression of this exceptional portrait with large full margins---The image is a portrait of George "Shorty" Snowden, a dancer at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. He was thought to have coined the dance phrase "Lindy Hop". The dance is depicted in a lithograph by Miguel Covarrubias.