Dr. Mordecai Wyatt Johnson (1890-1976)

Object Number: 
1947.198
Date: 
c. 1945
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, white tempera, and charcoal on watercolor board
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 1/4 x 17 3/4 in. ( 51.4 x 45.1 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions: 
Sgined at lower right in black ink: "Enit Kaufman"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in Paris, Tennessee, and graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta in 1911. He earned several advanced degrees, including a D.D. from Howard University in 1923. In 1926 he became president of Howard and held that position for over twenty years.
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