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Explore the rich legacy of Sargent Claude Johnson (1888–1967), the first Black modernist on the West Coast to gain national acclaim. His impressive career was devoted to sensitive, ennobling portrayals of people of color.

This catalog delves into Johnson’s multifaceted artistic journey—from sculptures to architectural commissions—and sheds light on his influence during pivotal periods, from the Black Renaissance to the Civil Rights Movement.

Leading scholars examine Johnson’s artistic evolution and offer fresh perspectives on his work, positioning his oeuvre within an expansive framework of global modernism.

  • 132 pages with 71 color illustrations and 24 black-and-white illustrations
  • Dimensions: 9.5" x 11"
  • Hardcover