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Golda Amelia Lewis (1914-2005)


Golda Amelia Lewis (1914-2005)
American abstract expressionist painter, collagist & papermaking artist ;
Golda Lewis ; Golda Olenikov ; Goldie A. Lewkowitz ; Golda A. Lewis ;
[Born March 3, 1914 in New York, NY – died February 11, 2005 in New York, NY]


FAD record control number: 42669

Record level: Person

Record type: Artist


Golda Amelia Lewis (1914-2005) biography:

Birth: March 3, 1914 in New York, NY ;
Death: February 11, 2005 in New York, NY ;
Sex: Female ;
Ethnicity: White ;
Zodiac: Pisces ;

Known for: Abstract expressionist custom handmade paper collages (paintings and reliefs in hand-made paper) ;
Medium: Paper ;
Technique: Hand-made paper ;
Subjects: Abstract ;

Areas: New York, NY ;
Region: North East ;
Lived: 31 Union Studio Sq 9c, New York, NY (1978) ; 230 Park Ave, New York, NY (1991) ; 140 E 40th Street, New York, NY ;
Father: Benjamin Lewis (1878-1941) ;
Mother: Sadie (Boss) Lewis (?-?) ;
Spouse: Joseph Burns, husband, married November 14, 1925 in Bronx, NY ;

Training: Vaclav Vytlacil (1892-1984) ; Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) ; Jack Tworkov (1900-1982) ; woodblock with Seong Moy (1921- 2013) ; papermaking with Douglass (Morse) Howell (1906-1994) ;
Instructors: Vaclav Vytlacil (1892-1984) ; Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) ; Jack Tworkov (1900-1982) ; Seong Moy (1921- 2013) ; Douglass (Morse) Howell (1906-1994) ;


Member: Women in the Arts, New York, NY ;
Exhibited with: Salons of America, New York, NY (1934) ; Balin-Traube Gallery, New York, NY, solo-show (1963) ; XXth Century West Galleries, New York, NY, solo-show (1967) ; Benedicta AC Gallery, St. Joseph, MN, solo-show (1967) ; Court Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, solo-show (1970) ; Alonzo Gallery, New York, NY, solo-show (1971) ; Wetherspoon Annual, Greensboro, NC, “Art on paper”,group show (1969) ;
Awards: New York State Council Arts grant (1971) ;


Notes: Artist papers held at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian, Washington, DC including: letters to Lewis; photographs of Lewis, her works of art, papermaking process, and exhibition installations; audio visual material, including one U-matic video “Golda Lewis Art Tape,” 1974, one audio casssette “Art Forum,” 1981, one VHS video “Golda Lewis: A Life’s Work,” 2003, and one VHS video interview with Lewis, undated.; and exhibition catalogs and announcements and other printed material regarding Lewis and papermaking ; other sources:  WW73; Edith Dugmore, “Compages by Golda Lewis,” Craft Horizons (Nov., 1966); “Paper as Work of Art” (interview) (Berlingske Tidende, Copenhagen, 1970); Henk Voorn, Papierwereld, (Holland, 1970).


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Record birth date:
December 20, 2018


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