lithographic crayons


Edvard Munch’s five versions of Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature), popularly known as The Scream, produced between 1893 and 1910 (from top):

  • Oil, tempera, pastel, and crayon on cardboard, 1893
  • Crayon on cardboard, 1893 (believed to be the original version)
  • Pastel on cardboard, 1895
  • Lithograph (about four dozen prints were made), 1895
  • Tempera on cardboard, 1910

Samella Sanders Lewis aka Samella Lewis

Country: United States

Style: Lithography

Medium: Lithograph Crayon on Paper, Oil on Canvas

Fun Fact: Artist and art historian Samella Lewis recalls the Louisiana of her youth. She recalls being frightened by the mayhem of Mardi Gras and perplexed why the black Mardi Gras clubs called themselves ‘Zulus’. Lewis further describes her youhtful rebellion against the segregation and racism of New Orleans. She also describes the source of friction between blacks, creoles and cajuns.

She was the Apprentice of Elizabeth Catlett

Quote: “I fight against segregation, discrimination, racism, brutality and depravity because these things deny people their rights as human beings,” Lewis asserted. “I feel everyone should be liberated from excessive brutality and situations confining them to a discouraging and demeaning place in life.”


1. Field Hands

2. Home Sweet Home

3. Couple


5.I see You

Cléo de Mérode
Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, Albi 1864–1901 Saint-André-du-Bois)
Date: 1898
Medium: Crayon lithograph with scraper on china paper

The Met

Elles: Frontispiece, 1896

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

French, 1864-1901
Color lithograph (crayon, brush and spatter lithograph in three colors)
20-½ x 15-¾ in. (52.1 x 40.0 cm)
Norton Simon Museum,