(1888 - 1967)
Sargent Claude Johnson was active/lived in California, Massachusetts. Sargent Johnson is known for mod figure, sculptor, graphics, mural.
Sargent Johnson, African-American and Indian painter and sculptor, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His father, Anderson, was Swedish and his mother Lizzie Jackson, was Cherokee and Negro. The marriage was stormy due to racial problems and illness.
There were six children, Sargent being the third child. Some of the Johnson children, due to color or appearance, were accepted as Indians or Caucasians, and lived their lives as such. He, however, chose to live as a Black throughout his life. The children were orphaned at an early age, the father passing away in 1897, and the mother dying of tuberculosis in 1902.
In the early years, the children lived with an uncle, Sherman William Jackson, who
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