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Sargent Johnson photographs of sculpture, circa 1937

Johnson, Sargent, 1888-1967



Collection Information

Size: 1 Microfilm reel, 3 items on partial microfilm reel

Summary: This microfilm collection consists of photographs of sculptures created by African American artist Sargent Johnson for the Federal Art Project.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sargent Johnson (1888-1967) was an African American sculptor in northern California. He was one of the first African American artists working in California to gain national recognition, and exhibited in many Harmon Foundation exhibitions. In the late 1930s, Johnson worked for the Works Progress Administration Federal Arts Project.


The lender, Lewis Ferbrache, was an administrator of the Oakland Museum of Art and collected materials relating to federally funded art projects for AAA during its New Deal and the Arts project.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to Lewis Ferbrache after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel NDA 18 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Sargent Johnson photographs of sculpture, circa 1937. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.