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Lester Johnson
STREET SCENE Signed Lithograph, City People Portrait, Figurative Expressionism

1980

$675

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STREET SCENE is an original hand drawn lithograph by the NY painter, Lester Johnson. Printed using hand lithography techniques on archival ARCHES paper 100% acid free. In Street Scene a group of mannequin like male and female figures are looking upward and sideways - not at each other, drawn in an expressive watercolor style, posed crowded together in their multi color print dresses and brown suits, derby hat, on a busy city sidewalk with a male figure smoking a cigarette, women wearing red lipstick and dreamy gazes looking to the sky, hands arms and legs in motion. This figurative expressionist composition is printed in predominately muted light oranges, coral, touches of red yellow, green, blue, warm browns, black. As a figurative expressionist and member of the Second Generation of the New York School, painter Lester Johnson remained dedicated to the human figure as means of expression through the many stylistic changes of his oeuvre. Johnson exhibited his art at the Martha Jackson Gallery, Zabriskie Gallery, Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer, and James Goodman Gallery in New York as well as having been included in group shows at the Guggenheim, The Whitney, Museum of Modern Art, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. He was elected a member to both the American Academy of Arts & Letters and the National Academy of Design. Johnson lived and worked in New York City (on the Bowery), Springs, Milford (CT), Greenwich (CT), and Southampton, NY.

Details

  • Creator
    Lester Johnson (1919 - 2010, American)
  • Creation Year
    1980
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Width: 21 in. (53.34 cm)
  • More Editions & Sizes
    Edition 175Price: $850
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Fine condition, never been framed, pencil signed P.P.(printers proof) aside from the edition of 175, printers chop mark embossed on lower corner.
  • Gallery Location
    Union City, NJ
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU83232961161

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