Category Archives: William H. Johnson

Look at William H. Johnson

(This work will soon replace another one about William H. Johnson in my collection of art stories “Paint it Blue.”) I’m standing near the first Self-Portrait William H. Johnson paints and am about to speak to him when a female student marches up and says, “We’re going on a picnic tomorrow, William. Please join us.” […]

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Paint it Blue – Published

Paint it Blue, the long-anticipated collection of stories about painters, has been published and is now available. Introduction – We wonder what they’re thinking, so we ask Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. And you, Picasso, what are you really like? Vincent van Gogh, please tell us more about your agony and inspiration. We must also […]

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Garden Party for William H. Johnson

(A major feature about painter William H. Johnson, 1901-1970, will be posted later this spring.) I wish William H. Johnson, gifted painter of a unique world, were at this party honoring young African American artists, staged by the foundation bearing his name, at an elegant old two-story home near the Wilshire district in Los Angeles. […]

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