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William Henry Johnson

4 days ago   |   By Chez Namaste Nancy

March 18, 1901. William Henry Johnson was an African American painter born in Florence, South Carolina, and is becoming more widely recognized as one of the greatest American artists of the 20th Century. He became a student at the National Academy of Design in New York. This his image provided by the Smithsonian's American Art Museum shows the painting Children Dance, ca. 1944, by William H. Johnson. The work is on loan from the museum to the White House of President Barack Obama, where it is currently on display.
Born in South Carolina, he was able to get to New York to study art, which...
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