Tuesday, November 6, 2007

William H. Johnson

I was first exposed to the art of William H. Johnson in a graduate seminar on the Harlem Renaissance. It was a great class taught by Prof. John Wright at the University of Minnesota. I'm not always sure why I'm drawn to certain works of art or why they move me, but I crave this painting sometimes.

Swing Low Sweet Chariot * William H. Johnson, 1939. * Oil on board, 38.5x26.5''