Table of Contents

William H. Johnson:
His Story


Journeys


The War Effort


Fighters for Freedom



Scenes of City Life
and Country Life


Women Builders


Family and Friends


Additional Resources

Self-Portrait
about 1923–26
oil on canvas
75.5 x 60.4 cm
(29 3/4 x 23 3/4 in.)
Gift of the Harmon Foundation




Introduction

Let your imagination and interests be your guide. Selected paintings from the retrospective exhibition have been organized into six units (Journeys, The War Effort, Fighters for Freedom, Scenes of City Life and Country Life, Women Builders, and Family and Friends). Choose a unit you wish to explore from the Table of Contents. An introductory page, usually containing images and Unit Activities, will appear. By clicking on any image you wish to learn more about, you will find descriptions and an accompanying LOOK! THINK! IMAGINE! activity. The image on this page is linked to a page from Smithsonian American Art Museum's searchable database; there you can find a larger view of the painting.

Hyperlinks to related Web sites are also provided to further enrich your exploration of themes found in Johnson's art. When activated, a second browser window will open. When you have finished viewing the related site, close the second browser window to return to the Johnson retrospective.

This site is designed for use by grade school students, but can be explored by young and old.




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