Legacy: A Journey Through Spirit, Life and Art - The Works of Warren L. Harris (1917-1988)

February 1, 2006 - March 26, 2006
Central Library, Grand Lobby

This exhibit is being displayed in the Grand Lobby, Balcony Cases, and the Lobby Gallery

Legacy: A Journey Through Spirit, Life and Art

The Works of Warren L. Harris (1917-1988)


Legacy: A Journey Through Spirit, Life and Art is the first posthumous New York City exhibition of the works of African-American artist Warren L. Harris. This retrospective, on display in the Grand Lobby, Lobby Gallery and Second Floor Balcony Cases, features artwork spanning five decades of Mr. Harris's career as an exhibiting artist in New York City.

The members of the Harris family invite you to share in the joy of viewing Mr. Harris's scenes of Brooklyn, still life images, sculpture, portraits, collages and other mixed media, which represent a sampling of the Warren L. Harris estate. They view Mr. Harris's art as an all-encompassing continuous flow where there is no separation between the artist and the works themselves.

Warren L. Harris (1917-1988) was a prolific sculptor, painter and musician who often painted watercolors of Brooklyn and its landscapes. Recognized and praised at the Atlanta University National Negro Art Show, he won first prize in 1950 for his watercolor titled "Brooklyn Landscape." His works appeared in the Brooklyn Museum, the Riverside Art Museum and the Roko Gallery, as well as in other exhibitions and one-man shows across the United States. Mr. Harris's art was published in The International Library of Afro-American Life and History series and 250 Years of Afro-American Art: An Annotated Bibliography.