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Daniel Johnson

 (born 1938)
Daniel LaRue Johnson is active/lives in California, New York.  Daniel Johnson is known for modernist sculpture, printmaking, painting, collage.

Biography   Daniel Johnson


Born in Los Angeles in 1938, African-American painter, sculptor and printmaker Daniel LaRue Johnson studied at Chouinard and in Paris with Giacometti. He is closely associated with Los Angeles's African American artist movement of the mid-20th century, which developed as a response to the country's social, political, and economic changes. His varied body of work includes politically charged collages as well as meticulously rendered color abstractions.

In a review of the historic 2011 show "Now Dig This!," in which Johnson was prominently featured, the critic Christopher Knight noted "Daniel LaRue Johnson merged painting with assemblage, affixing fragments of a broken doll, a hacksaw, a mousetrap and rubber hose onto a large, black fi   ...  Displaying 750 of 1392 characters.

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