(3 figures) by William Edward Johnston

(3 figures) by William Edward Johnston

(3 figures)

William Edward Johnston

Title

(3 figures)

 
Artist
Year
1968  
Technique
Blockprint 
Image Size
8 x 6" image 
Signature
pencil, lower left 
Edition Size
2 of 25  
Annotations
dated and editioned in pencil 
Reference
 
Paper
soft, antique-white laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
18174 
Price
$600.00 
Description

A rare blockprint by African American artist W.E. Johnston. The artist created a dramatic expressionistic relief print of three interwoven figures, perhaps a family. He probably used a linoleum block and printed the image using a viscous black ink which sometimes pools at the edges of the lines, adding to the spontaneous, abstracted effect to the composition.

This image would have been done while Johnston was teaching at Mississippi Valley State College and working on his Master of Fine Arts degree at Rochester Institute of Technology. His work is rarely found in commerce.