Alfred Cheney Johnston: Portrait of a Lost Photographer

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Alfred Cheney Johnston: Portrait of a Lost Photographer

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Becker Gallery
This exhibition features the commercial and personal photography of the forgotten artist, Alfred Cheney Johnston (1885–1971).

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This exhibition features the commercial and personal photography of the forgotten artist, Alfred Cheney Johnston (1885–1971). A prolific commercial photographer based in New York City, Johnston was best known for his images of the Ziegfeld Follies in the 1920s and 1930s. Despite this success, Johnston yearned to be recognized as a true artist and found his own visual vocabulary in the female nude. Alfred Cheney Johnston: Portrait of a Lost Photographer presents two modes of his portraiture, commercial and nude, recovering the enigmatic photographic career of a prolific yet overlooked artist.