Faith MissionAnderson Johnson (1915 - 1998)
About the Artist/Site
Anderson covered the walls of his home, dubbed Faith Mission, with hundreds of paintings. Most of these were of women's faces done on salvaged plywood or cardboard. Faith Mission was demolished in 1993 for an urban renewal project, but the murals that Reverend Johnson painted were saved by the City of Newport News before the home was destroyed.
His work has appeared in many exhibitions and is in the permanent collection of museums, including Asheville Art Museum and the St. James Place Folk Art Museum. More than 600 of Johnson's artworks as well as pieces of architectural salvage are installed in a permanent gallery at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center in Newport News, Virginia.
Map & Site Information
2410 Wickham Avenue
Newport News , VA, 23607 us
Latitude/Longitude: 36.9844536 / -76.4124307
Relocated (incl. Museums)
1224 Ivy Avenue, Newport News, Virginia
2410 Wickham Avenue, Newport News , VA, 23607, United States
early 1970s to 1995
The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center in Newport News, Virginia, has more than 600 of Johnson's art objects as well as pieces of architectural salvage from Faith Mission on permanent display in its Anderson Johnson Gallery.
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