Monday, August 15, 2011

2012 Stamp Program: Day 19

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. I received a letter back thanking me for my thoughts. Awesome huh? I will post pictures of it soon.


  1. I love this stamp! I'll have to buy a lot of them when they come out. Thanks for showing all of them. I'm enjoying it.


  2. Misty, have I told you just how awesome you are? More later. :) In case I haven't. I'm reading because I had to use my inhalers and I'm so wound up I can't sleep. I'll be a dragon/draggin tomorrow. :) Reading my favorite blogs helps me relax. Thanks for great reading material.

  3. Absolutely beautiful stamp. I'll have to look for more of Johnson's work to admire now. :)

    And how cool that you received a response to your letter. Can't wait to learn more later.