John Lewis Portrait GOOD TROUBLE

John Lewis Portrait Painting

Good Trouble

Colorful John Lewis painting.  Acrylic and spray paints in Neo expressive, urban art style.

Measures 20″ x 16″ x .75″ on stretched canvas with sides painted white.

Signed front left and en verso.

Accompanied by certificate of authenticity and provenance document.

$450

Description

John Lewis Portrait Painting

Good Trouble

Colorful John Lewis painting.  Acrylic and spray paints in Neo expressive, urban art style.

Measures 20″ x 16″ x .75″ on stretched canvas with sides painted white.

Signed front left and en verso.

Accompanied by certificate of authenticity and provenance document.

There is so much to admire about this man, I wish I could have met him…

Backstory:

Lewis, a Democrat who served as the US representative for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District for more than three decades, was widely seen as a moral conscience of Congress because of his decades-long embodiment of nonviolent fight for civil rights. His passionate oratory was backed by a long record of action that included, by his count, more than 40 arrests while demonstrating against racial and social injustice.

A follower and colleague of Martin Luther King Jr., he participated in lunch counter sit-ins, joined the Freedom Riders in challenging segregated buses and — at the age of 23 — was a keynote speaker at the historic 1963 March on Washington. Lewis has said King inspired his activism. Angered by the unfairness of the Jim Crow South, he launched what he called “good trouble” with organized protests and sit-ins. In the early 1960s, he was a Freedom Rider, challenging segregation at interstate bus terminals across the South and in the nation’s capital.
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