Dr. Mordecai Wyatt Johnson (1890-1976)
Watercolor, gouache, white tempera, and charcoal on watercolor board
Overall: 20 1/4 x 17 3/4 in. ( 51.4 x 45.1 cm )
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Sgined at lower right in black ink: "Enit Kaufman"
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.
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
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