Homecoming: The Art and Life of William H. Johnson (review)

  title={Homecoming: The Art and Life of William H. Johnson (review)},
  author={Jessie J. Poesch},
  journal={Southern Cultures},
  pages={367 - 369}
The last twenty years or so have seen a growing number of substantial studies devoted to African American art, necessary since so much of this work has been virtually ignored in earlier surveys of American art. Richard Powell's study of the life and work of William H. Johnson is one of these. It is well written, thoroughly documented, and beautifully illustrated. His interpretations of individual paintings are particularly fine. Johnson (1904-70) grew up in Florence, South Carolina, within the… 
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African-Americans and the Palmetto State.

This book is part of a series of materials and aids for instruction in black history produced by the State Department of Education in compliance with the Education Improvement Act of 1984. It is