SHOWS: "WILLIAM H. JOHNSON: HIS EARLY CAREER"; "WILLIAM H. JOHNSON AND AFRO AMERICA"
WHERE: STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM; WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, NEW YORK CITY
WHAT: PAINTINGS BY WILLIAM H. JOHNSON
THE BOTTOM LINE: A deeply troubled and long-ignored black American painter is given his due.
Two shows this month in New York City -- a small survey at the Studio Museum in Harlem and a larger one organized by the National Museum of American Art in Washington and now at the Whitney Museum of American Art -- are dedicated to the almost forgotten artist William H. Johnson (1901-70). As...