Thursday, February 21, 2013

William H. Johnson (5)


Midnight Sun, Lofoten (1937)

Flowers (1939-1940) 

Apple Blossoms, Norheimsund, Hardanger, c. 1938

Harlem Cityscape with Church  c. 1940

Folk Family, 1944

Self-Portrait, ca. 1923-1926

William H. Johnson painting near the cathedral at Chartres, ca. 1927

William H. Johnson

William Henry Johnson (March 18, 1901–1970) was an African-American painter born in Florence, South Carolina. He became a student at the National Academy of Design in New York. His style evolved from realism to expressionism to a powerful folk style (for which he is best known).