Day 19 leads me to thinking....have I really written 18 of these already?? Well, how about number 19. Today's stamp features the artwork of William H. Johnson. He is one of the most well known African American artists.
He was known for the bold colors and a primitive/abstracted style. The painting shown above is titled Flowers and was painted between 1939-1940. Sadly, he passed away in 1970, but donated all of his works to the Smithsonian.
**I have a side-note to add. I wrote to Cap Pannell, who if you recall was the artist of the O. Henry stamp. I wrote to tell him that I liked the illustration and that I thought it would make an awesome stamp. Well...today I received a letter back thanking me for my thoughts. Awesome huh? I will post pictures of it soon.