Amos “Ashanti” Johnson from the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama
November 30 through February 02, 2014
Amos ‘Ashanti’ Johnson (American, born 1950) is a South Carolina graphic artist, painter, and printmaker. He studied at Syracuse University and modeled his art after that of Charles White (American, 1918–1979), a noted African-American artist and educator. Johnson assumed the ‘Ashanti’ moniker to acknowledge his strong personal association with the Ashanti (or Asante) people of Ghana. His art celebrates his African and African-American cultural heritage.
This series of exhibitions from the Paul R. Jones Collection is sponsored by Renasant Bank.
Amos ‘Ashanti’ Johnson, Self Portrait, 1970, graphite on paper, Image Courtesy The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama.