Helen Johnson's Prints


In 1925, Helen Johnson was born to sharecropping parents on a plantation in South-Western Louisiana. She was a self-taught primitive artist who found the beauty in all things. Her preference of medium translation was acrylics on canvas, as well as incorporating fabric collages to some of her work to add texture. During her lifetime, she was renowned for her café in Southern Louisiana, where she displayed her immense collection of dolls. Her fondness of dolls is also apparent in her body of work, as her original pieces depicts portraits of dainty women with colorful headdresses and signature oval eyes. Helen Johnson passed away in 2006, but left behind an abundance of work to be celebrated for future generations.