Noah Jemisin

Noah Jemisin


“A true work of art is a mirror of an artist’s soul. . . All these are my inner echoes, foundation and it transmits to my inner soul and creative intellect, and it inspires me tremendously to work wisely.” -Noah Jemisin, 1978

Noah Jemisin is a prolific painter, graphic artist, and instructor. Born Noah Jemison in Birmingham, Alabama, he changed his last name to Jemisin after a trip to Africa in 1992. Jemisin moved to New York City in the mid-1970s after he completed his Master in Fine Arts degree at The University of Iowa. While living in New York, Jemisin began to paint a series of watercolors, of which Acapulco Gold visually aligns with, that incorporate pairs of biomorphic forms painted in light, translucent, floating color. His forms appear almost taunting, separated from one another by Jemisin’s spatial interpretation of the canvas.

Acapulco Gold


Acapulco Gold by Noah Jemisin


Title: Acapulco Gold
Artist: Noah Jemisin
Date: 1976
Medium: watercolor on paper
Dimensions: Individual image size:
11 3/8 x 7 3/4 and 10 x 6 3/8 inches; Total framed: 24 3/8 x 20 3/8 inches
Accession Number: H77.39








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