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HOMECOMING: THE ART AND LIFE OF WILLIAM H. JOHNSON. Richard J. Powell. National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1991. Published in association with Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York. 280 pp. with 214 ills. (120 col.). 28 x 25 cm. LC 91-52670 ISBN 0847814211 In English.
Presents an array of some 125 vibrant oil paintings, watercolors and other works by African American artist Johnson (1901-1970), whose neglected oeuvre encompasses expressionistic landscapes, portraits and still lifes produced in Paris and Scandinavia during the 1920s and 30s as well as Modernist narrative paintings of the 40s depicting themes related to the urban and rural lives of blacks in America. Including reference illustrations of works by Soutine, Kokoschka and other artists who influenced Johnson, the extensive seven-part text fully chronicles the artist's development from his early academic training in the United States and his years in Europe to his adoption of a radically naive style in the 1940s and the disease-induced mental breakdown that ended his career.
Artist(s):Johnson, William H.
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945 — Painting — African American Artists
Plans: 01,05,07,08,13,17,22
Worldwide Number: 023239
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