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Al Johnson

Early on, Al was hired as a courtroom sketch artist for the famous Rubin Hurricane Carter trial. He studied at Pratt Art Institute, the Students Art League, and the Albert Pale School of Commercial Arts, becoming one of the notable African American Expressionistic artists. He rendered works at the Georgia Aquarium, one of the largest in the world; created the storyboard art for the Oscar-winning film The Hours; and was commissioned to create a 7-foot portrait of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm by the city of New York, now permanently installed in Borough Hall, Brooklyn. His paintings have been displayed at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum in Japan, Susan Bentley Gallery in London, and Maison de Arts in LeBacares, France. He maintains a studio in Philadelphia’s Rush Arts Gallery.