Gilbert Lewis, [Portrait]

October 1985
Graphite and gouache on paper
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Gift of Eric Rymshaw and James Fulton, 2017
13 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.

This portrait of a young black man is remarkable for the precision of features, softness of textures, and overall gentleness of approach. Lewis uses gouache to create dark and light tones and pencil to render detail. The figure’s enlarged eyes are drawn with great attention and they sparkle with reflected light.

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