biography of Buffie JOHNSON (1912-2006)

Birth place: New York, NY

Addresses: New York, NY

Profession: Painter, lecturer

Studied: ASL; Atelier 1917, Paris, France, engraving with S.W. Hayter; Univ. Calif., Los Angeles (M.A.)

Exhibited: Peggy Guggenheim's Art of this Century; Carnegie Int.; Gedok Am. Women Artist Show, Hamburg, Germany, 1972; Women Choose Women, NY Cultural Center, 73; Betty Parsons Gal. (solo); WMAA. Awards: Yaddo fellowship; Bollingen Foundation Award; second prize, Salon Int .Femme, Nice, France, 1970.

Member: Group Espace, Paris; Women in the Arts, New York.

Work: BMFA; Yale Univ. Art Gal.; NMAA; WMAA; Walker AC, Minneapolis. Commissions: murals, Astor Theatre, New York, 1959; Knox Murals, St. James, NY, 1969-70.

Comments: Preferred media: oil on canvas. Teaching: U.S. Dept. State, in Rome, Italy, Nürnberg, Germany & Univ. of Bologna, Münster, Zagreb & Athens; Parsons School Design, 1946-50; Univ. Calif., Los Angeles.

Sources: WW73; Dr. Ernest Harms, On Becoming an Abstract Artist," Am. Artist (June, 1959); Parker Tyler, "On Buffie Johnson: the City as Cosmic Mural," (October, 1960); Horace Gregory, "The Transcendentalism of Buffie Johnson" (November, 1965), Art Int.