Ezekiel Saw the Wheel

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Title

Ezekiel Saw the Wheel

Description

This work by Florence native, William Henry Johnson, echoes the trend among African American artists in both the South and the North to create artworks whose subject matter was inspired by the lyrics of well-known Negro spiritual music. Johnson revisited religious subjects frequently in his paintings, prints and drawings from the 1940s. He was an extremely prolific artist, yet his career was brief. Johnson lived the last twenty years of his life in a mental hospital on Long Island, New York. The Smithsonian American Art Museum currently holds more work by William Henry Johnson than any other artist in their collection.

Creator

Johnson, William Henry

Source

2014.1.55

Date

ca 1943

Contributor

Wright Collection of Southern Art

Coverage

American, 1901-1970

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Original Format

serigraph on paper

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