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Alvin Saunders Johnson (1874-1971)

Object Number: 
1947.170
Date: 
c. 1940-45
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, and touches of charcoal on watercolor board
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 5/8 x 17 3/4 in. ( 54.9 x 45.1 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in black ink: "Enit Kaufman"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
Johnson was born near Homer, Nebraska, the son of John and Edel Marie (Bille) Johnson. He served as editor of the "New Repubic" (1917-ca. 1923) and as director of the New School for Social Research (1923-1945).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Provenance: 
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group