Martin Lewis, no, not that Martin Lewis, was a New York artist, originally from Australia. He had an extraordinary understanding of the play of light and shadow and created amazing night scenes. A photographer's eye. No, a cinematographer's. He seemed to have a love affair with the night or twilight. But he also etched, or painted, marvelous scenes with almost no shadows as well. Just magic.
I learned about Martin Lewis from one of the great brochures I received from The Old Print Shop.
|Derricks at Night|
|Night in New York|
|Quarter of Nine, Saturday’s Children, 1929|
|“Sandy Hook, Connecticut. The mailbox bears the name ‘Landeck,’ referring to Lewis's friend Armin Landeck"|
|The Glow of the City. 1929|
|Fifth Avenue Bridge|
|At the Wall, 1949|
|East Side Night, Williamsburg Bridge|
|Spring Night, Greenwich Village, 1930|