Schomburg Center: Johnson Murals – New York NY

Description

Malvin Gary Johnson painted two murals, “Nat Turner” and “Toussaint L’Ouverture” in 1934 with funds provided by the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP).

Source notes

Bruce I. Bustard, A New Deal for the Arts (Seattle: University of WA Press, 1937), 79.

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515 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10037

Coordinates: 40.814479, -73.940944

One comment on “Schomburg Center: Johnson Murals – New York NY

  1. Y Greenwood

    According to curators from the Schomburg, Malvin Gray (not Gary) Johnson never painted murals for the center. Rather, he submitted a set of designs for a competition that was won by Aaron Douglas. The eight oil sketches were later donated to the Schomburg by the WPA. Only one of them–Nat Turner– is digitized in the collections database. The other seven consist of: The Black Pharaoh, Christopher Columbus, Benjamin Banneker, Celebration of Black Contributions to the Arts, Harriet Tubman and Franklin Douglass, Toussaint L’Ouverture, and Black Soldiers (Civil War, French American War, WWI). They may be viewed by appointment at the Art and Artifacts division of the library.

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