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 William Henry Johnson  (1901 - 1970)

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Lived/Active: District Of Columbia/South Carolina / Denmark/Norway      Known for: naive genre, figure, still life painting, serigraphs, drawing

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William Henry Johnson
from Auction House Records.
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Known for distinctive modernist images of African American life, William Johnson died destitute and deranged from syphilis, having spent the last twenty-three years of his life in the Central Islip Sate Hospital on Long Island.  He stopped painting in 1956.

One of his chief sponsors and exhibitors for his art was the New York Harmon Foundation, which, in 1929, presented him the "Award for Distinguished Achievements Among Negroes in the Fine Arts Field." Most of his work was h (showing 500 of 10470 characters).

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