Enrichment Studies - Fine Arts for homeschool families

Joshua Johnson



Art Appreciation featuring Fine Art Pages

  You want to introduce your children to fine art, but lack the time and method for follow-through, right?  Fine Art Pages are the answer!  These downloadable, printable collections feature one piece of art per page, plus *just enough* information about the piece and the artist.  The method is organic:  print ’em out, put ’em up.  Let your family observe, absorb, and enjoy!  It works.  And best of all:  it doesn’t run on Mom Power! Would you like to see a sample?  Click here!

Joshua Johnson Fine Art Pages: $3.50

Born into slavery, Joshua Johnson worked as a portrait painter primarily in the Baltimore area. His portraits often depicted prominent individuals, including members of the upper class and political figures. Johnson’s style was influenced by the neoclassical tradition, and he demonstrated skill in capturing the likeness and character of his subjects.

Despite facing challenges as an African American artist in a society marked by racial discrimination, Johnson’s talent and perseverance allowed him to establish himself as a notable portrait painter. His legacy is significant not only for his artistic contributions but also for breaking barriers in a time when opportunities for African American artists were limited.


Included are 7 pieces of art in both our traditional Fine Art Pages format, as well as full page versions. You’ll also get our fun and helpful guide, “How to Use Fine Art Pages in Your Home.”

Style: Naive art (Primitivism)

Time Period: 1800s

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You can also get this collection printed and shipped to you. Click here and you can find this in alphabetical order under Joshua on the order form.

“My family is enjoying the prints that I have posted around the house in strategic places — fridge, breakfast nook, and over bathroom sink. Thank goodness for plastic sleeves! One of my son’s public school friends commented recently that he thought it was really cool that we have rotating art pictures posted around the house. :)”