Claudette Johnson: Presence The Courtauld Gallery
Oct 01, 2023 - Jan 14, 2024

Claudette Johnson: Presence The Courtauld Gallery


Discover the extraordinary artistry of Claudette Johnson, a pivotal figure in the Black British Arts Movement, at The Courtauld Gallery's latest exhibition. Renowned for over 30 years of creating intimate yet powerful large-scale drawings of Black women and men, Johnson's impact is unparalleled.

The exhibition features a curated selection of her major works, spanning from the arresting 'I Came to Dance' (1982) to the profound 'And I Have My Own Business in This Skin' (1982), alongside recent creations. This showcase provides a compelling snapshot of Johnson's pioneering career, capturing her artistic evolution in a succinct yet impactful display. Immerse yourself in the legacy of Claudette Johnson, a trailblazer in British figurative art.

Claudette Johnson's 'Presence' at The Courtauld Gallery. Installation View. Photo: Fergus Carmichael

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