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This print is representative of Johnson’s most original work. Its folk-like style, with flattened figures and perspective, was a departure from his earlier expressionist approach.
Pochoir is a stencil technique characterized by crisp lines and brilliant colors.
Poking fun at the soldiers’ discipline, the artist also underscores a political message: the segregation of the US Army.
Thurlow Tibbs, Washington, D.C.; (Craig F. Starr Associates, New York, New York), purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2004.