Johnson, Elaine L., b. 1928 d. 1979
Curator, Art historian
Active in New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 1.0 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Correspondence files regarding her work as an art consultant and author, 1971-1978; manuscripts and notes for a book on Jose Clemente Orozco; writings; transcripts of speeches and interviews; clippings; photos of Johnson; memorandum and a report from the Museum of Modern Art; and miscellany. Also included are 7 untranscribed cassette tapes of Johnson interviewing Jose Clemente Orozco's son, Clemente, and Miguel Ocampo, Alejandro Obregon, Emilio Sanchez and other Latin American artists, 1968-1970.
Biographical/Historical Note: Elaine L. Johnson (1928-1979) was a museum curator and art historian in New York City. Johnson was an associate curator of paintings and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York who wrote, "Contemporary Painters and Sculptors as Printmakers," 1966.
The donor, Alan W. Johnson, is Elaine Johnson's brother.