Michael e. johnson
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Michael E. Johnson is a Dallas based professional artist and illustrator with a career spanning over 20 years. He is a graduate of Prairie View A & M University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising Art. After his undergraduate studies were completed, Michael went on to study painting at the University of Houston in their post-baccalaureate art program. As a student growing in his artistic studies at U of H, he was able to further explore and develop his career as a fine artist and illustrator. The style of paintings that Michael produces are a mix of Pop Art, graphic design, history and moments in Black popular culture.
These paintings, otherwise known as “The Chronicles”, attempt to act as time capsules of moments in Black History. The intent of these pieces are to tell stories that help to educate and engage audiences about the Black influence on American culture. As an African American artist, it is Michael’s hope that his work fosters inspiration and an awareness of the various aspects of Black culture in America. It is his desire to create intellectual dialogue concerning our existence, experience and powerful legacy as Black people in America.