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Boy on Bench

Samella Lewis, American, born 1924. Published by Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia.


Color offset lithograph

Image and sheet: 27 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (69.9 x 51.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Gift of the Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, in memory of Anne d'Harnoncourt, 2009

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Lewis is an internationally celebrated artist, curator, editor, and trailblazing art historian who wrote the first survey of African American art history. Her devotion to education is reflected in this stoic image of a young boy clasping a book.