US:New Stamp to Feature William H. Johnson Artwork

United States Postal Service has issued a  commemorative Forever stamp on 11th April \"\"2012, honoring Florence, SC native William H. Johnson, featuring still-life Flowers Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.Flowers, an oil-on-plywood painting dated 1939-1940, depicts a vase of boldly rendered, brightly colored blooms on a small red table. The consciously “naive” style in which Flowers was painted was one of the many techniques of modernist abstraction and “primitive” art adapted by Johnson during his career.William H. Johnson (1901-1970)Born on March 18, 1901 in Florence, South Carolina, is one of foremost African-American artists. Recognized today as a major figure of 20th century American art, he is best known for his dramatic Scandinavian landscapes and colorful, folk-inspired scenes of African-American daily life.

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