Cyclical Time I, 1962, Oil on Canvas, 21″ x 24″

Aion II No57, 1965, Oil on Canvas, 30″ x 25″

Hyper Borean, 1963, Oil on Canvas, 30″ x 30″

Moon Goddess, 1949, Oil on Paper, 9″ x 10 3/4″

Pentacost, 1958, Oil on Canvas, 63″ x 44″

Untitled, 1959, Oil on Canvas, 21 1/2″ x 17 3/4″

Buffie Johnson

(1912-2006)

Buffie Johnson’s canvases are witness to her creative process from the world’s largest abstract mural in the Astor Theatre in the 50’s, to her gestural paintings of the 60’s, her monumental plant images of the 70’s, and then her numbering series of the 90’s that explores the power that arises from zero. Always striving to represent divine female power even when met with resistance and discouragement, Buffie embodies that very power.

 

Selected collections

The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.

The National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

San Francisco Museum of Art, CA

Institution, Washington, D.C

Boston Museum of Fine Arts, MA

Yale University Art Gallery, CT

Baltimore Museum, MD

Fine Arts Museum of Cincinnati, OH

Rhode Island School of Design, RI

University of Michigan Museum, MI

University of New Mexico Art Museum, NM

Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute

New York University Art Collection, NY

Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, NY

Newark Museum, NJ

Santa Barbara Museum, CA

Israel Museum

Walker Art Center, MN

Whitney Museum of American Art, NY

Huntington Art Gallery at University of Texas at Austin, TX

Ciba-Geigy Corporation, NY

International Nickel Company, NY

City Investing Corporation

New Orleans Museum of Art, LA

The Brooklyn Museum of Art. NY

The Guggenheim Museum of Art, NY

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR