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Elaine L. Johnson papers, 1957-1978

Johnson, Elaine L., 1928-1979

Curator, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot

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.

Related Materials

Elaine Johnson Papers are located at the The Museum of Modern Art Archives.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Elaine L. Johnson papers, 1957-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.