Remembering Charlotte Lewis (1934 - 1999)
A Portland, Oregon artist, activist, and teacher who in the late 1970s began devoting her life to community work. She began creating art for groups such as the American Friends Service Committee, the Urban League of Portland and the Rainbow Coalition. Lewis’s uncompromising view was that art should be for the people; her mission was to use art, not only as decoration, but also as a tool to inform, teach and call attention to the often overlooked achievements of African-Americans. “You can always recognize one of Charlotte’s paintings—her people, especially the women, have a very beautiful and unique life-force.”
Permission granted to use artwork from: http://synergypals.com/charlotte.html
Source text: http://afriendlyletter.com/charlotte-lewis-a-fine-african-american-artist/
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