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High Life, Harlem

ca. 1939-1940 William H. Johnson Born: Florence, South Carolina 1901 Died: Central Islip, New York 1970 tempera and pen and ink on paper sheet: 13 3/8 x 11 in. (34.0 x 27.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the Harmon Foundation 1983.95.18 Not currently on view


Cityscape - New York - Harlem

Dress - uniform - military uniform

Ethnic - African-American

Figure group

Recreation - cafe



paint - tempera

paper - wove paper