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William H. Johnson papers

Creator:
Johnson, William H., 1901-1970  Search this
Names:
Alma Reed Galleries  Search this
Barnett-Aden Gallery  Search this
Harmon Foundation  Search this
Aden, Alonzo J., 1906-1963  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970  Search this
Hawthorne, Charles Webster, 1872-1930  Search this
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967  Search this
Johnson, Holcha Krake, 1885-1943  Search this
Nierendorf, Karl  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1922-1972
bulk 1926-1956
Summary:
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 1.5 linear feet. The collection documents Johnson's career as an artist in New York and in Europe and his marriage to textile artist Holcha Krake through scattered biographical material, including eight letters regarding the sale and exhibition of his work - one from Langston Hughes and two are from Alonzo Aden of the Barnett Aden Gallery. Also found are exhibition catalogs, news clippings, other printed material, and photographs of Johnson, Krake, and their artwork. One scrapbook contains news clippings, letters, and additional photographs. Another scrapbook contains travel postcards. Also found are a few scattered records and research notes compiled by the Harmon Foundation regarding William H. Johnson.
Scope and Content Note:
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 1.5 linear feet. The collection documents Johnson's career as an artist in New York and in Europe and his marriage to textile artist Holcha Krake through scattered biographical material, including eight letters regarding the sale and exhibition of his work. Also found are exhibition catalogs, news clippings, other printed material, and photographs of Johnson, Krake, and their artwork. One scrapbook contains news clippings, letters, and additional photographs. Another scrapbook contains travel postcards. Also found are a few scattered records and research notes compiled by the Harmon Foundation regarding William H. Johnson.

Scattered biographical material includes biographical sketches, a marriage certificate, award certificates from the National Academy of Design, lists of artwork, and the guestbook from Johnson's 1941 exhibition at the Alma Reed Gallery. Also found are eight letters regarding the sale and exhibition of his work, including a letter from Langston Hughes and two letters from Alonzo Aden of the Barnett Aden Gallery.

Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs, U.S. and foreign news clippings, and other materials, primarily published by the Harmon Foundation regarding African American art. Photographs are of Johnson, Johnson with Krake in their studio, Johnson with friends in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and of Johnson's artwork.

The collection includes two scrapbooks, one containing news clippings, exhibition materials, letters from Charles Hawthorne, Edith Halpert, Karl Nierendorf, and others, and photographs of Johnson and his artwork. Additional items from the scrapbook may have became detached at an earlier date and included among the material in other series. The second scrapbook contains Johnson's postcard collection from his travels in Europe.

Also found are scattered records and research material of the Harmon Foundation regarding William H. Johnson consisting of exhibition panels displaying original photographs of Johnson and his artwork, as well as translations and notes concerning the foreign news clippings found in the William H. Johnson papers.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 5 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1922-1967 (Box 1, 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Printed Material, 1928-1971 (Box 1-3; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 3: Photographs, circa 1923-1940s (Box 2-3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1920s-1947 (Box 2-4; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 5: Harmon Foundation Research Materials Regarding William H. Johnson, 1950s (Box 2, OV 5; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
William Henry Johnson (1901-1970) was born in Florence, South Carolina, in 1901. He moved to New York City in 1918, and from 1921 to 1926 he attended the National Academy of Design, studying with Charles Hawthorne, and attending Hawthorne's summer school in Provincetown, Massachusetts. As a student he won many awards for his paintings but failed to win a traveling scholarship to Europe. Hawthorne and others believed there may have been some prejudice in this decision and raised money for Johnson to study abroad. From 1926 to 1929 he lived in Paris and southern France. While in Paris he lived and worked in Whistler's old studio and met African American expatriate painter, Henry Ossawa Tanner. He lived briefly in Harlem, New York, in 1930 and exhibited in the Harmon Foundation's exhibition of work by African American artists in which he won the Gold Award for "Distinguished Achievement among Negroes".

In late 1930 Johnson moved to Kerteminde, Denmark, where he married textile artist Holcha Krake whom he had met in Paris. In 1933 they traveled to Germany, France, and Tunisia, which had a great impact on his work. From 1935 to 1938 they lived in various parts of Norway, and Johnson met artist Edvard Munch.

In 1938 Johnson and his wife moved back to New York City. The next year he briefly joined the WPA Federal Art Project as a painting teacher at the Harlem Community Art Center. Johnson had his first solo exhibition in New York at the Alma Reed Gallery in 1941. After Holcha Krake's death in 1944, Johnson began showing signs of mental illness. He lived briefly in Florence, South Carolina, and in 1946 returned to Denmark. He was hospitalized in Norway in 1947 and was then transferred to the Central Islip State Hospital in New York where he spent the next 23 years, until his death in 1970.

In 1956 the Harmon Foundation acquired over a thousand of Johnson's works that were still among his estate. The foundation ceased operations in 1967.
Provenance:
The William H. Johnson papers were originally donated to the National Museum of American Art (Smithsonian American Art Museum) by the Harmon Foundation in 1982. The National Museum of American Art subsequently transferred them to the Archives of American Art in 1982 and 1986.
Restrictions:
The bulk of the collection is digitized. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.
Rights:
The William H. Johnson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
William H. Johnson papers, 1922-1971, bulk 1926-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.johnwill
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William H. Johnson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-johnwill
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News Clippings, U.S.

Collection Creator:
Johnson, William H., 1901-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1941
Collection Restrictions:
The bulk of the collection is digitized. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The William H. Johnson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
William H. Johnson papers, 1922-1971, bulk 1926-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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William H. Johnson papers
William H. Johnson papers / Series 2: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-johnwill-ref31

News Clippings, U.S.

Collection Creator:
Johnson, William H., 1901-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943-1946
Collection Restrictions:
The bulk of the collection is digitized. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The William H. Johnson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
William H. Johnson papers, 1922-1971, bulk 1926-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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William H. Johnson papers
William H. Johnson papers / Series 2: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-johnwill-ref603

News Clippings, U.S.

Collection Creator:
Johnson, William H., 1901-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-1958
1971
Collection Restrictions:
The bulk of the collection is digitized. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The William H. Johnson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
William H. Johnson papers, 1922-1971, bulk 1926-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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William H. Johnson papers
William H. Johnson papers / Series 2: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-johnwill-ref604

News Clippings, Sweden & Denmark

Collection Creator:
Johnson, William H., 1901-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930s
Collection Restrictions:
The bulk of the collection is digitized. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The William H. Johnson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
William H. Johnson papers, 1922-1971, bulk 1926-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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William H. Johnson papers
William H. Johnson papers / Series 2: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-johnwill-ref605

News Clippings, Sweden & Denmark

Collection Creator:
Johnson, William H., 1901-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930s
Collection Restrictions:
The bulk of the collection is digitized. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The William H. Johnson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
William H. Johnson papers, 1922-1971, bulk 1926-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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William H. Johnson papers
William H. Johnson papers / Series 2: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-johnwill-ref606

Dr. George Washington Carver

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970  Search this
Sitter:
George Washington Carver  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt  Search this
Medium:
oil on cardboard
Dimensions:
35 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. (90.2 x 72.4 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1945
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
History\United States\Black History  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation\science\botanist  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.1142
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7ab4422cc-7cb2-4883-b08d-c19f757dd340
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.59.1142

Richard J. Powell papers, 1971-1992

Creator:
Powers, Preston, 1842 or 1843-1904  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, William H.  Search this
Type:
Travel diaries
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American artists -- Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6328
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)226091
AAA_collcode_powerich
Theme:
African American
Diaries
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_226091
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Oral history interview with Ilya Bolotowsky, 1968 March 24-April 7

Interviewee:
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-  Search this
Subject:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Browne, Byron  Search this
Dlugoszewski, Lucia  Search this
Drewes, Werner  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Greene, Balcomb  Search this
Greene, Gertrude  Search this
Hawthorne, Charles Webster  Search this
Holtzman, Harry  Search this
Johnson, William H.  Search this
Léger, Fernand  Search this
Mondrian, Piet  Search this
Neilson, Raymond P. R. (Raymond Perry Rodgers)  Search this
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Olinsky, Ivan G. (Ivan Gregorewitch)  Search this
Ozenfant, Amédée  Search this
Spivak, Max  Search this
Vogel, Joseph  Search this
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
G.R.D. Studio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
United States  Search this
Yaddo (Artist's colony)  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Concretionists (Group of artists)  Search this
Emigration and immigration  Search this
Experimental films  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Playwriting  Search this
Philadelphia Ten (Group of artists)  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Anecdotes  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12377
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212205
AAA_collcode_boloto68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212205

Richard J. Powell papers

Creator:
Powers, Preston, 1842 or 1843-1904  Search this
Names:
Johnson, William H., 1901-1970  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Travel diaries
Date:
1971-1992
Summary:
The Richard J. Powell papers date from 1971 through 1992 and mostly concern Powell's research and writings on painter William H. Johnson. Found is correspondence with curators, scholors, arts administrators, and U.S., Danish, and Scandinavian museums and associations. The papers also include two of Powell's illustrated research and travel journals from 1984 and 1985, printed materials concerning the exhibition Powell curated in 1991 at the National Museum of American Art Homecoming: William H. Johnson and Afro-America, 1938-1946, research files that contain photocopies of original Johnson archival documents from various research repositories, and photographs (copy prints) of Johnson and his artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
Papers, 1980-1992, mostly concerning art historian Richard Powell's research and writings on painter William H. Johnson (1901-1970). Found is Powell's correspondence with Robert Baehr, Sigrid Bondo, Adelyn Breeskin, David C. Driskell, Michel Fabre, Robert Ferris Thompson, ?ystein Hjort, Margo Humphrey, Gregers Krake, Richard A. Long, Torben Lundbæk, Virginia Mecklenburg, Jostein Nerbøvik, Mette Nørredam, James Parker, Jules D. Prown, Kjetil Tandstad, Judith Wilson, Debbie Wood, and Danish and Scandinavian museums and associations. There are also two illustrated research/travel journals containing Powell's comments on Johnson's works of art, related thoughts, slide lists, notes from his lectures at the Sorbonne in Paris, and other experiences dating from July 14 to November 28, 1984, and January 1 to June 20, 1985; two wall calendars, 1984-1985, noting appointments and exhibition openings; a notebook, loose notes and other writings; postcards, reseach files that contain photocopies of printed material and other primary documents about Johnson including clippings from foreign newspapers with translations; printed material concerning the exhibition Homecoming: William H. Johnson and Afro-America, 1938-1946, curated by Powell at the National Museum of American Art, 1991-1992; photographs (copy prints, contact prints, and negatives) of Johnson and his artwork; and miscellany.
Arrangement:
Series 1: Research and Project Correspondence, 1981-1991(Box 1; 19 folders)

Series 2: Travel and Research Journals and Notes, 1984-1985, 1991, undated (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1971-1992, undated (Box 1; 9 folders)

Series 4: Research Files, undated (Box 1; 10 folders)

Series 5: Photographs and Negatives, undated (Box 1; 4 folders)
Biographical Note:
Art historian, Durham, North Carolina. Powell curated the exhibition Homecoming: William H. Johnson and Afro-America, 1938-1946, at the National Museum of American Art, 1991-1992.
Provenance:
Richard Powell collected this material while conducting research on William H. Johnson. He donated it to the Archives of American Art in July, 2000.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Richard J. Powell papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Art historians -- North Carolina  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American artists -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Travel diaries
Citation:
Richard J. Powell papers, 1971-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.powerich
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-powerich

Oral history interview with Ilya Bolotowsky

Interviewee:
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Creator:
Diller, Burgoyne, 1906-1965  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
G.R.D. Studio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Yaddo (Artist's colony)  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Browne, Byron, 1907-1961  Search this
Dlugoszewski, Lucia, 1931-2000  Search this
Drewes, Werner, 1899-1985  Search this
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Greene, Balcomb, 1904-1990  Search this
Greene, Gertrude, 1904-1956  Search this
Hawthorne, Charles Webster, 1872-1930  Search this
Holtzman, Harry  Search this
Johnson, William H., 1901-1970  Search this
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955  Search this
Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944  Search this
Neilson, Raymond P. R. (Raymond Perry Rodgers), 1881-1964  Search this
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Olinsky, Ivan G. (Ivan Gregorewitch), 1878-1962  Search this
Ozenfant, Amédée, 1886-1966  Search this
Spivak, Max, 1906-1981  Search this
Vogel, Joseph, b. 1911  Search this
Extent:
197 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Wyoming
Date:
1968 March 24-April 7
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Ilya Bolotowsky conducted 1968 March 24-April 7, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Bolotowsky, a lively raconteur, recalls a host of episodes from his personal and professional life. He speaks of his childhood in Russia and Azerbaijan; the effects of war and communism; the family's flight as refugees into Georgia and then to present-day Istanbul; and his early education with a private tutor and at a Jesuit school in Istanbul. Bolotowsky recalls his family's emigration to the United States by ship in 1923; his first impressions of New York City; and early visits to the city's museums. He relates numerous anecdotes about faculty and fellow students at the National Academy of Design, including Ivan Olinsky, Raymond Neilson, Charles Hawthorne, Amedee Ozenfant, and William Henry Johnson.
He speaks of various early exhibitions of his work, including those with the Art Students League, G.R.D. Studio, and the J.B. Neumann Gallery. He also describes a stay at Yaddo in 1934.
Bolotowsky recounts his participation in the Public Works of Art Project as a teacher of art to delinquent children; later work on the mural project of the Works Progress Administration; the picketing of WPA offices, providing anecdotes about Max Spivak and Joseph Vogel; military service during World War II, first working on a Russian dictionary of technical terms and then as a liason officer with the Soviet Air Force in Nome, Alaska.
Upon his return from the military, Bolotowsky immediately resumed his painting career, and describes his involvement with artists' organizations such as the American Abstract Artists, the American Artists' Congress, the Concretionists, the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, and the Ten; he mentions in these contexts such personalities as Byron Browne, Burgoyne Diller, Werner Drewes, Arshile Gorky, Clement Greenberg, Balcomb and Gertrude Greene, Harry Holtzman, Fernand Leger, Piet Mondrian, and Meyer Schapiro.
Bolotowsky gives an extensive description of his experiences filling in for Joseph Albers for a year at Black Mountain College, and goes on to discuss his subsequent teaching positions at the University of Wyoming (including a discussion of the impact of the Wyoming landscape on his painting), Brooklyn College, Southampton College, and SUNY New Paltz. He devotes great attention to the development of his painting, his understanding of neo-plasticism and abstraction, and his efforts in filmmaking and playwriting.
Biographical / Historical:
Ilya Bolotowsky (1907-1981) was a Russian-American abstract painter in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 37 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others. Funding for the interview was provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.
Restrictions:
ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission required.
Occupation:
Filmmakers  Search this
Playwrights  Search this
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Concretionists (Group of artists)  Search this
Emigration and immigration  Search this
Experimental films  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Playwriting  Search this
Philadelphia Ten (Group of artists)  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Anecdotes  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.boloto68
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-boloto68

Harbor with Boats

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970  Search this
Medium:
pencil on paper
Dimensions:
9 1/2 x 8 in. (24.2 x 20.3 cm) irregular
Type:
Drawing
Date:
ca. 1930-1935
Topic:
Waterscape\boat  Search this
Waterscape\harbor  Search this
Architecture\boat\sailboat  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.518V
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk70e42d505-13fa-4073-bbd8-cd2d4ca6934b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.59.518V

Four Women Standing

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970  Search this
Medium:
pencil on paper
Dimensions:
5 1/4 x 3 7/8 in. (13.2 x 10.0 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
ca. 1940-1944
Topic:
Figure group\female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.504.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk744b7277d-9d2a-4e57-8c27-9782bf6b1b8b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.59.504.2

Portrait of a Man

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970  Search this
Sitter:
unidentified  Search this
Medium:
pen and ink on paper
Dimensions:
6 1/4 x 4 7/8 in. (16.0 x 12.5 cm) irregular
Type:
Drawing
Date:
ca. 1932
Topic:
Portrait male\bust  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.504.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk75f61ee54-e262-45e5-aa0a-0b96514e8541
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.59.504.3

Sowing

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970  Search this
Medium:
screenprint on paper
Dimensions:
10 x 16 1/4 in. (25.5 x 41.4 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1940-1942
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Animal\donkey  Search this
Occupation\farm\sowing  Search this
Occupation\farm\farmer  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.1021
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7659e7f63-056d-4990-8c35-bb2c85505070
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.59.1021

Soap Box Racing

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970  Search this
Medium:
tempera and pen and ink with pencil on paper
Dimensions:
12 5/8 x 15 in. (32.0 x 38.0 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1939-1942
Topic:
Children  Search this
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Architecture\vehicle\cart  Search this
Recreation\sport and play\racing  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.1097V
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk70256ee7a-8a12-4173-8bf1-ae3c018a3966
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.59.1097V

Street Scene (Denmark)

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970  Search this
Medium:
pen and ink on paper
Dimensions:
8 1/2 x 11 in. (21.7 x 27.9 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
ca. 1932-1935
Topic:
Cityscape\street  Search this
Cityscape\Denmark  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.1156
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk78588e251-09ab-46d8-8d29-baac62eafeca
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.59.1156

Harry S. Truman

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970  Search this
Sitter:
Harry Truman  Search this
Medium:
pencil on paper
Dimensions:
5 1/4 x 3 5/8 in. (13.4 x 9.2 cm) irregular
Type:
Drawing
Date:
ca. 1945
Topic:
Figure male\head  Search this
Occupation\political\president  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.1157R-V
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7dadd334f-0557-4723-a6c8-b62f33f3fda5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.59.1157R-V

Soldiers Standing with Rifles

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970  Search this
Medium:
pencil and pen and ink on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 18 3/4 x 22 3/8 in. (47.6 x 56.8 cm) irregular
Type:
Drawing
Date:
ca. 1942
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
Still life\weapon\gun  Search this
Occupation\military\soldier  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.1120V
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk71926670e-c5f4-4c43-93dd-65be316daea8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.59.1120V

Red Cross Nurse with Mother, Young Boy and Nursing Child

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970  Search this
Medium:
pen and ink and pencil on paper adhered to linen
Dimensions:
18 1/4 x 14 in. (46.5 x 35.5 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
ca. 1942
Topic:
Figure group\family\mother and child  Search this
Occupation\medicine\nurse  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.134V
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk74205a5ef-ce0a-4ad8-af86-e33651d0b45f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.59.134V

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