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Johnson, William H. 1901-1970

Overview
Works: 125 works in 178 publications in 3 languages and 4,247 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Honoree
Classifications: ND237.J73, 759.13
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Homecoming : the art and life of William H. Johnson by Richard J Powell( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This distinctive volume focuses on the memorable paintings of noted African American modernist William Henry Johnson. Born and raised in a segregated South Carolina town, Johnson (1901-1970) became an expatriate experimental painter in Paris, then Scandinavia. As an African American working in Europe, he drew on primitivism and his travels in North Africa, exploring styles ranging from Northern European expressionism to boldly colorful narratives. Returning to New York in 1938 with his Danish wife, Johnson captured the edginess of city life in bluesy, nervous paintings. Johnson was ultimately struck with a debilitating mental illness that confined him to a state hospital for the rest of his life, virtually removing his work from the American Art scene. This book resurrects the story of one of America's most original artist
Exhibition of the work of Negro artists( Book )

2 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William H. Johnson : revisiting an African American modernist by Kenneth G Rodgers( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The painting of William H. Johnson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William H. Johnson, American artist, 1901-1970. [Catalogue of an exhibition held Sept. 7-14, 1972 by South African National Gallery( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homecoming : the paintings of William H. Johnson : a book of postcards by William H Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[African American artists poster set]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each reproduction lists biographical information about the artist and information concerning the original painting
William H. Johnson, 1901-1970 by William H Johnson( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William H. Johnson (1901-1970) by Adelyn Dohme Breeskin( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African-American artists our unique heritage( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William H. Johnson papers by William H Johnson( )

in Multiple languages and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of African American painter William H. Johnson date from 1922 to 1971, with the bulk of the material dating from 1926 to 1956, and measure 1.3 linear feet
African American masters : printbook by Fla.) Museum of African-American Art (Tampa( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains six leaves of plates featuring African American art in the Barnett-Aden Collection of the Museum of African-American Art in Tampa, Florida
Going to church by William H Johnson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts a family of four going to church in a cart drawn by a mule
Lamentation by Petrus Christus( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A modern dance by Martha Graham
Woman ironing by William H Johnson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William H. Johnson : an American modern by William H Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"An essential figure in modern American art, William H. Johnson (1901-1970) was a virtuoso skilled in various media and techniques, who produced thousands of works over a career that spanned decades, continents, and genres. This volume considers paintings from the collection of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, that show the pivotal stages in Johnson's career as a modernist painter of post-impressionist and expressionist works reminiscent of Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Soutine, and the vernacular paintings in which he articulates his specific, unforgettable voice as an artist. In this lavishly illustrated book, some of the world's premier scholars of William H. Johnson and African American art history examine the artist and his artistic genius in fresh new ways, including his relationship with one of his earliest patrons, the Harmon Foundation; the critical role played by scholars at the nation's historically black colleges and universities; the context of Johnson's experiences living in Harlem and his deep southern roots; and Johnson as a trailblazer in the genres of still life and landscape painting."--Publisher's website
William H. Johnson, 1901-1970 : [exposition] Muse'e des beaux-arts de Rouen, 22 f'evrier au 19 mars 1973 by William H Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Portrait of Fletcher by William H Johnson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[NAL Information File] by William H Johnson( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Johnson, William H. : by William H Johnson( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The library continues to add material to its files, including articles, biographies, bibliographies, photographs, reviews, small catalogs, invitations, and correspondence
 
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William H. Johnson : an American modern
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William H. Johnson : an American modern
Alternative Names
Johnson, William H.

Johnson, William Henry

Johnson, William Howard

Johnson, William Howard 1901-1970

William H. Johnson

William H. Johnson peintre afro-américain, né en 1901

William Henry Johnson

William Johnson Afro-Amerikanischer Maler, geboren 1901

William Johnson Amerikaans kunstschilder

Уильям Джонсон американский художник 1901 года рождения

ويليام جونسون رسام من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

ویلیام جانسون نقاش آمریکایی

ウィリアム・ジョンソン (画家)

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