Si Lewen was active/lived in New York / Germany, Poland. Si Lewen is known for abstract, figure paintings.
Biography Si Lewen
Biography for Si Lewen submitted by Gary Stanley/ArtSanDiego:
Si Lewen was born on November 8, 1918 in Lublin, Poland, at the end of World War I. As an infant he was smuggled into Germany. In his early years in Berlin he witnessed the artistic, cultural, and political upheaval during the "Weimar" years. Lewen took up drawing and painting at an early age. By age 5 he had decided he would become an artist. Growing up in Germany resulted in him being socially pointed to as that "Polish Jewboy".
Lewen was artistically gifted at an early age, having his first Gallery show before the age of 14. He drifted from his ancestral Jewish religion, which resulted in him refusing the traditional Bar Mitzvah. His educational and budding art c
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