Earl B. Lewis

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Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Windsor- Matthews Gallery
Windsor
Watercolor on Paper
26 x 22 in
Earl B.  Lewis Earl B. Lewis- A Curious Boy- Matthews Gallery
A Curious Boy
Oil on Canvas
19 x 16 in
Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Girl with Basket- Matthews Gallery
Girl with Basket
Watercolor
19 x 17 in
Earl B.  Lewis Earl B. Lewis- Opus 1- Matthews Gallery
Opus #1
Oil on Canvas
13.5 x 15.5 in
Earl B.  Lewis Earl B. Lewis- Opus 2- Matthews Gallery
Opus #2
Oil on Canvas
17.5 x 14.5 in
Earl B.  Lewis Earl B. Lewis- Opus 3- Matthews Gallery
Opus #3
Oil on Canvas
17 x 14 in
Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Black Blue- Matthews Gallery
Black : Blue
Watercolor on Paper
39 x 32 in
Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Country House- Matthews Gallery
Country House
Watercolor on Paper
38 x 31 in
Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Pilot- Matthews Gallery
Pilot
Watercolor on Paper
27 x 25 in
Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Rivers Course- Matthews Gallery
River's Course
Watercolor on Paper
30 x 37 in
Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Rivers Edge- Matthews Gallery
River's Edge
Watercolor on Paper
19 x 27 in
Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Sheilas Lament- Matthews Gallery
Sheila's Lament
Watercolor on Paper
24 x 22 in
Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Tucking into Bed- Matthews Gallery
Tucking into Bed
Watercolor on Paper
14 x 17 in
Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Working Palms- Matthews Gallery
Working Palms
Watercolor on Paper
30 x 22 in
Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Freedom Boat- Matthews Gallery
Freedom Boat
Watercolor on Paper
24 x 31 in
Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Boys of Summer- Matthews Gallery
Boys of Summer
Watercolor on Paper
28 x 21 in
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Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Cutlass- Matthews Gallery
Cutlass
Watercolor on Paper
24 x 31 in
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Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Night Running- Matthews Gallery
Night Running
Watercolor on Paper
20 x 26 in
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Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Mood in Blue- Matthews Gallery
Mood in Blue
Watercolor on Paper
38 x 31 in
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Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Watching Birds- Matthews Gallery
Watching Birds
Watercolor on Paper
18 x 27 in
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Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Emancipation- Matthews Gallery
Emancipation
Watercolor on Paper
19 x 16 in
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Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Color Of Freedom- Matthews Gallery
Color of Freedom
Watercolor on Paper
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Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Composition in Green- Matthews Gallery
Composition in Green
Watercolor on Paper
23 x 20 in
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Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Parlor- Matthews Gallery
Parlor
Watercolor on Paper
33 x 26 in
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Earl B.  Lewis Earl B Lewis- Bright Son- Matthews Gallery
Bright Son
Watercolor on Paper
31 x 25 in
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Earl B. Lewis

Earl B. Lewis Description

Earl B. Lewis already knows how he wants to leave this world. “I want to go out like Matisse,” he said, painting a verbal picture of an old photograph showing the famous French artist on his deathbed holding a long, chalk-tipped bamboo pole, drawing on a wall.

But Lewis isn’t ready to leave this world yet. In fact, he’s on top of it.

“I am very blessed, I wake up in the morning and I thank God for everything I have,” Lewis said. Lewis has had a thing for art since he was a child. That passion was nurtured by his family.

Besides his supportive parents, there were art teachers in the family and his mother’s brother – a painter and a sculptor – graduated from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.

Lewis ended up majoring in graphic design and illustration at Temple while studying art education. After graduation, he started teaching, freelancing in graphic design and painting.

His award-winning watercolors have been exhibited nationally in prestigious galleries since 1985.

Lewis’ successful segue into children’s book illustrations started in 1993. Soon the artist/teacher had contracts with nine major publishing firms.

Winner of the prestigious Coretta Scott King award, Lewis prefers contemporary stories but said the setting doesn’t really matter as long as it is a good story. “I like strong human-interest stories … The kind that evoke emotion … Stories that touch the heart.”

Lewis laments that art education often is a casualty of school’s budget cuts. As a teacher at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Lewis says his lesson plan includes a primer on passion because it is vital to be passionate about what you do. “I tell them, you know, that thing you can sit down and do for hours? That is passion.”

Excerpted from “Painting with Passion”

Check out Lewis' paintings in our collection.

EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND

1956 Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1977 BA, Temple University Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Currently residing in New Jersey.

PUBLICATIONS

The Secret World Of Walter Anderson

The Negro Speaks Of Rivers

Happy Feet

My Best Friend

Danitra Brown, Class Clown

Coming On Home Soon

Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry

This Little Light Of Mine

When You Were Born

Circle Unbroken

Talkin’ About Bessie

Little Cliff And The Cold Place

Bippity Bop Barber Shop

Little Cliff’s First Day Of School

The Other Side

Faraway Home

Virgie Goes To School With Us Boys

Dirt On Their Skirts

My Rows And Piles Of Coins

Little Cliff And The Porch People

The Magic Tree

The Jazz Of Our Street

The Bat Boy & His Violin

I Love My Hair

Creativity

Staying Cool

Only A Pigeon

Magid Fasts For Ramadan

Down The Road

Big Boy

The New King

Fire On The Mountain

Homegrown House

AWARDS AND AFFILIATIONS

2005 Caldecott Honor for “Coming On Home Soon”

2003 Coretta Scott King Award Winner

2002 “The Other Side”, Notable Books Award For the Language Arts by Jacqueline Woodson

1996 “Down The Road”, ALA Notable Books Award by Alice Schertle

Current Teaches at the University of Arts, Philadelphia, PA Member of the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

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