Trivium Art HistoryNorman Lewis

Girl with Yellow Hat

Girl with Yellow Hat, 1936 — Norman Lewis
92.7 cm66 cm

Girl with Yellow Hat is a Harlem Renaissance, Oil on Burlap Painting created by Norman Lewis in 1936. It lives at the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York. The image is © Estate of Norman W. Lewis, and used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged Hats, Girl, and Social Realism.

Norman Lewis was a voracious experimenter in both style and medium. Inspired by his library of newspaper and magazine clippings, he painted on burlap, mixed sand in his paints, and fluidly transitioned between volumetric forms, as in Girl with Yellow Hat, cubism in works like Subway, and abstract expressionism in Changing Moods.

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