Malvin Gray Johnson

Malvin Gray Johnson, Self Portrait, 1934, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum,Gift of the Harmon Foundation 1967.57.30.
Malvin Gray Johnson
Also Known as
Malvin G. Johnson
Greensboro, North Carolina 1896
New York, New York 1934
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Artist Biography

Malvin Gray Johnson was active during the heyday of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1930s. He simplified the forms of his subjects and occasionally emphasized his African past by including African imagery in his paintings.

Paintings by African Americans from the collection of the National Museum of American Art: A Book of Postcards (Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Art in cooperation with Pomegranate Artbooks, 1991)

Works by This Artist

oil on canvas