Category Archives: William H. Johnson

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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William H. Johnson Alive

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see “Female Nude on Yellow Stool,” 1940, please click here To see “I Baptize Thee,” 1940, please click here To see “Going to Church,” 1940-41, please click here To see “Jitterbugs (II),” 1941, please click here To see “Jitterbugs (III),” 1941, please click here

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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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