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Golda Lewis papers, 1950-2004

Lewis, Golda


Collection Information

Size: 2.1 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of Golda Lewis measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1950-2004. The records document Lewis's career through personal and professional files, some sound and video recordings, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Golda Lewis (1915-2005) was an assemblage artist, papermaker, and painter active in New York City. She was taught painting by Hans Hofmann and Jack Tworkov, sculpture by Robert Laurent, and papermaking by Douglas Howell. Lewis's first group show was in 1957 at the National Gallery of Fine Art in Washington, D.C., and her first one woman exhibition was at the Balin-Traube Gallery in New York in 1963. Subsequent solo shows included exhibitions at Alonzo Gallery, the University of Wisconsin, and Court Gallery in Denmark. Lewis also participated in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art, University of Missouri, Southampton College, Florida Atlantic University, and the San Francisco Museum of Art. Her work can be found at Gallery K in Washington, D.C., Foundations of Paper History in Holland, the British Paper Museum in London, the Canadian Paper Museum in Montreal, and other public and private collections in North America and Europe.


The collection was donated in 2006 by Golda Lewis via Judy Michael, executor of Lewis's estate.

Language Note

English .


The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.