Gilbert Lewis: Many Faces, Many Figures


Exhibition Artists

Gilbert Lewis

About the Exhibition

Gilbert Lewis (born 1945) is a leading figurative painter in Philadelphia and known for his sensitive and thoughtful portrayals of the gay male experience in Philadelphia. As an art therapist working at a nursing home for almost twenty years, he created an insightful series of individual portraits of the seniors with whom he worked. This exhibition presents a survey of his career and is presented in tandem with The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Kapp Kapp Gallery, and the William Way LGBT Community Center.

The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated digital catalogue, linked below, and has been featured in an episode of Woodmere's podcast, Diving Board. To subscribe and listen, click here.

Exhibition-related Events
07.24.2020 | 8 pm | Online Exhibition Opening (via Zoom) hosted by William Valerio & Special Guests 
09.17 | 7pm | Online Gallery Talk: Lessons Learned Through Gilbert Lewis: A Gallery Talk with Aaron Feltman (click to watch)
10.8 | 7pm | Online Lecture: Gay, Community, Nudes: The Times of Gilbert Lewis with Christopher Reed (click to watch)
Senior Portraits Memory Game
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Gilbert Lewis: Many Faces, Many Figures

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