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Malvin Johnson

 (1896 - 1934)
Malvin Gray Johnson was active/lived in New York, North Carolina.  Malvin Johnson is known for street scenes, portrait, still life.

Biography   Malvin Johnson


Black artist, Malvin Gray Johnson, a North Carolina native, rose to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance. His exhibition of oils, watercolors and drawings in 2002 at North Carolina Central University, was the first since his death in 1934.

Johnson was born in Greensboro in 1896. Of Johnson's six brothers and sisters, he was close to only one, his sister Maggie. She was fifteen years his senior, a graduate of Bennett College in Greensboro. Maggie became a teacher and a great inspiration to her younger brother, Malvin.

During a time when it was extremely difficult to find art schools or classes for blacks, Maggie took on the responsibility to give him his first art lessons and art materials. In 1906, Malvin drew his first   ...  Displaying 750 of 5925 characters.

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