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William H. Johnson: An American Modern

William H. Johnson: An American Modern
ATHENS, GEORGIA  •  Georgia Museum of Art  •  Ongoing
William Henry Johnson (1901–1970) is a pivotal figure in modern American art. A virtuoso skilled in various media and techniques, he produced thousands of works over a career that spanned decades, continents and genres.

This exhibition of 20 expressionist and vernacular landscapes, still-life paintings and portraits investigates the intricate layers of Johnson’s diverse cultural perspective as an artist and self-described “primitive and cultured painter.” An exhibition catalogue, funded in part by the Henry Luce Foundation, features essays by such noted scholars as David C. Driskell, on such topics as primitivism, modernism and African American art; African American artists and the art historical canon; identity and aesthetics in art; and art and art scholarship at historically black colleges and universities.

Georgia Museum of Art Website

Contact: Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street 
Athens, Georgia 30602
Tel: (1) 706 542-GMOA

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