Bicentennial Banners
10Buffie_Johnson BUFFIE JOHNSON
Blue Iris

The blue iris in Buffie Johnson’s Bicentennial banner is very much the flower of spring, signifying renewal and regeneration. The banner relates very closely to the artist’s paintings, which deal with the flower image. Johnson’s figurative works have been exhibited since the forties, when she participated in a show titled “31 International Women Painters” at Peggy Guggenheim’s renowned Art of this Century gallery, as well as at the Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture at the Carnegie Institute. Her paintings are in such major collections as the National Collection of Fine Arts (Smithsonian), the Fine Art museums of Boston, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Newark and Santa Barbara, the Whitney Museum in New York, and a number of major corporate and private collections.

Johnson was born in New York City in 1912. She studied at UCLA, the Art Students League in New York, and the Academy Julien and the SW Hayter Atelier in Paris.

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