Golda Amelia Lewis [1914-2005] paper artist : [untitled abstract collage], 1971.
Golda Amelia Lewis [1914-2005]
American abstract multi-media artist and painter
[untitled abstract collage], 1971
Multimedia (metal, wood, paint & paper) on hand-made paper laid on canvas on stretcher
36 x 34 inches
Signed at lower right : ‘Golda Lewis / 1971’.
Verso stretcher in pencil: ‘GOLDA LEWIS AG.53 – 1971’.
2018 [untitled abstract collage], 1971
Original untouched condition.
2018 ( David Smernoff, New Haven, CT & New York, NY ) ;
after 1971 Private collection of [unknown] ;
1971 Golda Amelia Lewis [1914-2005], the artist .
1971 Alonzo Gallery, New York, NY, solo-show ;
– Alonzo Gallery, New York, NY, 1971, label on verso.
Golda Amelia Lewis (March 3, 1914 – February 11, 2005) was an American abstract expressionist known for her custom handmade paper collages, paintings, and reliefs. Based in New York City, Lewis worked with a variety of media but specialized in handmade paper.
Lewis was born in New York City to Benjamin and Sadie (Boss) Lewis. On November 14, 1925 she married Joseph Burns in the Bronx. She studied under noted artists including Vaclav Vytlacil, Hans Hofmann, Jack Tworkov, Seong Moy, and Douglass (Morse) Howell. Lewis exhibited widely, with solo shows at galleries such as Balin-Traube Gallery (1963), XXth Century West Galleries (1967), Benedicta AC Gallery (1967), and Alonzo Gallery (1971) in New York. Her work was also shown internationally at the Court Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark (1970).
Lewis was a member of Women in the Arts in New York. She received a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts in 1971. Examples of her collages, paintings, and paper reliefs are held in various private and public collections. Lewis lived and worked in New York City until her death in 2005 at the age of 90.