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"Mom and Dad", 1944, William H. Johnson, oil on paperboard, 31 x 25 3/8 in. (78.7 x 64.5 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation, 1967.59.1012

In Mom and Dad the light background emphasizes “Mom Alice’s” dark coloring and direct gaze and may also signal a family history that William H. Johnson hinted at in other details.

Rhythm & Roots: Dance in American Art explores the influences, evolution, and distinct traditions of dance in America. Here: William H. Johnson (1901-1970)

Rhythm & Roots: Dance in American Art explores the influences, evolution, and distinct traditions of dance in America. The exhibition portrays dances throughout America's diverse communi

"Self-Portrait by William H. Johnson" (1901-1970). 1929 oil on canvas. This is how the artist chose to paint himself in 1929. (Blame George Luks!). In the collection of The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.

The exaggerated features and thickly painted background in this self-portrait reflect William H. Johnson's admiration for European expressionist painters.

Induction Center

Induction Center by William H. Johnson. Search the Smithsonian American Art museum collection, one of the world's largest and most inclusive collections of art made in the United States.

Tales from the Traveling Art Teacher!: Going to School: 1st Grade Drawings with William H. Johnson

"Going to Church" by William H. Johnson William Henry Johnson was an African-American painter from Florence, South Carolina. Johnson created paintings that characterized African-American culture, traditions and folk art. In the beginning of the school year, I like to have my 1st grade students dive into drawing. In their previous year as kindergarteners, I work on having students drawing bodies with shapes instead of sticks and backgrounds fully colored (instead of the blue line at the top…

Portrait I - William H. Johnson

Artist: William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970 Sitter: unidentified Type: Graphic Arts-Print Date: ca. 1935-1938 Topic: Portrait male\bust Object number: 1967.59.973 Medium: woodcut on paper Credit Line: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation Persistent URL:http://americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artwork/?id=11947 Repository:Smithsonian American Art Museum View more collections from the Smithsonian Institution.