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Art Print Painting William H. Johnson Black History American History Three Abolitionists John Brown Legend Frederick Douglass Abraham Lincoln
Art Print Painting William H. Johnson Black History American History Three Abolitionists John Brown Legend Frederick Douglass Abraham Lincoln
Art Print Painting William H. Johnson Black History American History Three Abolitionists John Brown Legend Frederick Douglass Abraham Lincoln
Art Print Painting William H. Johnson Black History American History Three Abolitionists John Brown Legend Frederick Douglass Abraham Lincoln
Art Print Painting William H. Johnson Black History American History Three Abolitionists John Brown Legend Frederick Douglass Abraham Lincoln
Art Print Painting William H. Johnson Black History American History Three Abolitionists John Brown Legend Frederick Douglass Abraham Lincoln
Art Print Painting William H. Johnson Black History American History Three Abolitionists John Brown Legend Frederick Douglass Abraham Lincoln
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Art Print Painting William H. Johnson Black History American History Three Abolitionists John Brown Legend Frederick Douglass Abraham Lincoln

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William H. Johnson is one of my favorite artists. If you don't know much about him or his work, do a Google search and you'll see what an amazing talent he was. Most of his work was literally rescued from being discarded after being found in a storage facility and most of it is now displayed in the Smithsonian Museum of Art.  Here is what SMA wrote when exhibiting Johnson's work: "By almost any standard, William H. Johnson (1901–1970) can be considered a major American artist. He produced hundreds of works in a virtuosic, eclectic career that spanned several decades as well as several continents. It was not until very recently, however, that his work began to receive the attention it deserves" Using a palette of only four or five colors and painting frequently on burlap or plywood, Johnson developed a flat, consciously naïve style.

In 1945, Johnson created a series of paintings which he called "Fighters For Freedom" which featured both well and lesser known subjects that were vital in the struggle for freedom and for Civil Rights for Black Americans.

This painting is part of that series and is titled "The Three Abolitionists". It features John Brown Legend, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

If you're looking at this listing, you already know the impact that these three great Americans had on the abolition of slavery in the U.S.   

John Brown Legend first gained national attention when he led anti slavery volunteers along with his own sons during the Bleeding Kansas crisis of the late 1850s, a state-level civil war over whether Kansas would enter the Union as a slave state or a free state.  He went on to lead many raids, his most famous being Harpers Ferry, against the pro-slavery movement and he dedicated his life to abolishing slavery. 

Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, becoming famous for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings.   

President Abraham Lincoln of course, left his mark in history with the Emancipation Proclamation, forever outlawing the practice of slavery in the United States.

All of William H. Johnson's work is now in Public Domain and by offering these art prints, I hope to play a small role in keeping his work alive.  A rt Print comes on museum-quality poster made on long-lasting matte (uncoated) archival paper. This poster paper is more yellowish (off white) as no optical brighteners are used during production- Paper-weight: 250 GSM / 110 lb- Shipped in sturdy packaging protecting the poster printed and shipped on demand.

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