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Allen Johnson Instructing at the Easel
watercolor 12x16" matted and framed

The late beloved artist at the
Providence Art Club, Allen Johnson,
was an ever engaging presence in his
figure life class. In-between poses of
the model, everyone would look
forward to what he called his
mini-lectures. Whether pointing out
bone or muscle structures, ways to
indicate gesture, or how to unify a
drawing, his often anecdotal approach
was interesting, unfailingly amusing,
and a draftsman's tour de force. Oh
how that man could draw the figure.
Members in the class would marvel as
he made the illustrations of his various
points come to life under his hand. My  
watercolor was done during one of
those times.