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Going to Church

William Johnsonca. 1940-1941

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Going to Church belongs to a series of images in which William H. Johnson reflected on his personal experience growing up in racially segregated South Carolina. The image shows a family in an ox cart riding from their modest home on the right side of the composition to the quaint church on the left. Johnson’s self-consciously naive-looking style synthesized the bright, non-naturalistic color of French painter Henri Matisse and the flat patterning of African and African-American textiles.

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  • Title: Going to Church
  • Creator: William H. Johnson
  • Date Created: ca. 1940-1941
  • Physical Dimensions: w346.2 x h238 in (Unframed)
  • Culture: American
  • Type: Gouache
  • Rights: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. Humbert Tinsman Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. James E. C. Tinsman in memory of C. Humbert and Julia Tinsman, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. Humbert Tinsman Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. James E. C. Tinsman in memory of C. Humbert and Julia Tinsman
  • External Link: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Medium: Gouache on paper

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