King Ibn Saud

Media - 1967.59.661 - SAAM-1967.59.661_2 - 133417
Copied William H. Johnson, King Ibn Saud, ca. 1944-1945, oil on paperboard, 3223 78 in. (81.460.5 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation, 1967.59.661

Artwork Details

King Ibn Saud
ca. 1944-1945
Not on view
3223 78 in. (81.460.5 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Mediums Description
oil on paperboard
  • Occupation — other — aristocrat
  • History — Middle East
  • Portrait male — Saud, Ibn
  • Dress — Arabian dress
  • Figure group — male
  • Arabian
Object Number


Media - 1983.95.53 - SAAM-1983.95.53_2 - 142417
Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice
March 8, 2024September 8, 2024
William H. Johnson's Fighters for Freedom series from the mid-1940s is a tribute to African American activists, scientists, teachers, and performers as well as international heads of state working to bring peace to the world. The exhibition Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice is drawn entirely from the collection of more than 1,000 works by William H. Johnson given to the Smithsonian American Art Museum by the Harmon Foundation in 1967 and reminds us that individual achievement and commitment to social justice are at the heart of the American story.