Profiles American painter William H. Johnson (1901-1970), one of the first African-American painters to receive European training. Part 1 - "Chronology of Life and Art," relates the difficulties of being an African-American painter in the 1920s through the 1940s. Part 2 - "Art Appreciation Lessons," examines the work of Johnson and discusses his style, working methods, humor, and the influence of African sculpture in his work.
High School (9-12)
Late Twentieth Century (1946-Present)
Art Ed/Museum Ed
Early Twentieth Century (1900-1945)