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BUFFIE JOHNSON (1912-2006)






BORN:     February 20, 1912 at home, New York City

                    The oldest of female twins, the second of which was still-born to Lucy Clark Johnson

                    and Alvin Fairbanks Johnson.

DIED:       August 11, 2006 at her home and studio at 102 Greene Street, New York City, of bladder



1927-28     Attended the Art Students League of New York

1931-36     University of California, Los Angeles (Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree)

1938           Academie Julian, Paris

1938-39     S. W. Hayter Atelier 17, Paris

                    Independent Study with Francis Picabia, Paris

1940-45     Natacha Rambova, NYC: Esoteric Symbolism and Mythology



1934-36     University of California, Los Angeles (Student Teacher)

1946-50     Parsons School of Design, NYC

1973           Aegina Arts Centre, Aegina, Greece


1954           The Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, Salzburg

1959           U. S. Department of State: Greece, Yugoslavia, Germany, Italy

19??           The Boston Museum School, Boston

1969          The New School For Social Research, NYC

19??           Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


1938         Kingdom of Redonda: Title of Duchess de la Nera Castilla de Redonda bestowed by

                  H. M. the Crown Prince and Pretender to the Throne of Redonda, John Gawsworth, who

                  was crowned King Juan I in 1947.

1954         Bollingen Foundation Stipend: Awarded jointly with Dr. Violet S. de Laszlo to collect

                  images of the Great Goddess and Her Sacred Animals for a proposed book of the same

                  working title.

1958         Yaddo Foundation Fellowship, Saratoga Springs, NY

                  (Fellowships also received in 1959, 1961, 1974, 1979, 1992, 1993)

1964         The Macdowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

1971         Le Salon International de la Femme, Nice: Second Prize

1975         The Edward F. Albee Foundation, Montauk, NY

                  (Art Residency Fellowships awarded also in 1976, 1977, 1978)

1976         The Ford Foundation, NYC: International Women’s Year Distinguished Women

                  Artists Award

1982         The Museum of Modern Art, NYC: Selected Johnson’s 1974 Pitthea, a monumental

                  93” X 78” painting of a pine cone, for reproduction as a “Season’s Greetings” card.

1990         The Pollack/Krasner Foundation, Inc.

1993         The Pollack/Krasner Foundation, Inc.

2007         College Art Association Committee on Women in the Arts and the Women’s Caucus

                  for Art, Lifetime Achievement Award for Women in the Arts 2007.

                  Awarded posthumously:“We remember you, Buffie Johnson, for the exploration of

                  abstract spiritualism and ancient female archetypes in your work.”


1959        The Astor Theatre, NYC: “New York Summer Night” interior Theatre Murals            

                  and 10’ X 25’ Lobby Mural of the same title.

1968        The Knox School, St. James, NY: “Four Seasons” Murals


1937        * Jake Zeitlin Gallery, Los Angeles (First Solo Exhibition)

1939        * Galerie Andre J. Rotge, Paris: “Peintures Recentes de Buffie Johnson” (First Solo       

                     Exhibition in Paris)

1939        * Wakefield Gallery, NYC: “Buffie Johnson” (First Solo Exhibition in New York)

1941        * James O’Toole Gallery, NYC: “Recent Paintings and Portraits by Buffie Johnson”

1942        * Robert C. Vose Galleries, Boston: “Paintings and Portraits by Buffie Johnson”

                     (First Solo Exhibition in Boston)

1944        * Caresse Crosby's G Place Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1945        * Howard Putzel’s 67 Gallery, NYC: “An Exhibition of Recent Paintings by

                    Buffie Johnson”

1948        * The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota: “Buffie Johnson”

                 * Galleria del Cavallino, Venice: “Buffie Johnson”

1949        * The Hanover Gallery, London: “Buffie Johnson” (First Solo Exhibition in London)

                 * Galerie Colette Allendy, Paris: “Buffie Johnson”

                 * The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota

                 * Galleria del Cavallino, Venice

1950        * Betty Parsons Gallery, NYC: “Recent Works by Buffie Johnson”

1951        * Galerie Bing, Paris

                 * The Paul Mellon Gallery, The Choate School, Wallingford: “Exhibit of Portraits:            

                     Buffie Johnson 1936-51”

1956        * Galerie Bing, Paris: “Buffie Johnson: Exposition de peintures”

1960        * Galerie Bing, Paris: “Buffie Johnson: peintures recentes”

                 * Bodley Gallery, NYC: “Buffie Johnson”

1961        * Gallery Thibaut, NYC: Buffie Johnson: “Phases of the Sun”

1963        * World House Gallery, NYC

1964        * Galeria de Antonio Souza, Mexico City: “La exposicion de las obras de Buffie Johnson”

                 * The Granville Gallery, NYC: “Buffie Johnson: Recent Paintings”

                 * World House Gallery, NYC

1966        * Galeria de Antonio Souza, Mexico City

1969        * The New School for Social Research/The New School Associates, NYC: “Buffie

                     Johnson: Creation Myths - Oils”

1973        * Max Hutchinson Gallery, NYC: Buffie Johnson: Paintings 1968-1973”

1975        * Palm Beach Galleries, Palm Beach “Buffie Johnson”

1976        * Andre Zarre Gallery, NYC: “Buffie Johnson: Recent Paintings”

1977        * The Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford: “Two Organic Women:

                     Buffie Johnson / Stella Snead”

1979        * Gallery 700, Milwaukee: “Buffie Johnson: Floral Paintings”

1981        * Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles: “Buffie Johnson”

                 * Landmark Gallery, NYC: "Retrospective"

1984        * Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland: “Buffie Johnson”

1989        * 56, Bleecker Gallery, Ltd., NYC: “Buffie Johnson Portraits 1936-1947”

1991        * Cardiff House at University of California, Santa Cruz: “The Numbering Series”

1992        * PMW Gallery, Stamford: “Buffie Johnson: A Span of Time” Retrospective

1993        * The Institute for Contemporary Art, P. S. 1 Museum, Long Island City:

                     “Buffie Johnson: Paintings from the 40s and 90s” curated by Director, Alanna Heiss

1995        * Kingsborough Community College Art Gallery of The City of New York, Brooklyn:        

                     “Buffie Johnson: Plants”

1996        * Millennium Art Gallery, East Hampton: “Perceptions”: Buffie Johnson – A Retrospective

                     of her work from the 1940s to the 1990s”

1997        * Chuck Levitan Gallery, NYC: “Buffie Johnson: The Spirit of Plants" (Part I)

1998        * Chuck Levitan Gallery, NYC: “Buffie Johnson: The Spirit of Plants" (Part II)

2002        * Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NYC: "Buffie Johnson: Transcendentalist"

2007        * Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NYC: "Buffie Johnson Memorial Exhibition" 


1938        * Galerie Le Niveau, Paris: “Paysages: Exposition de Groupe”

1939        * Wakefield Gallery, NYC

                 * The Fine Arts Gallery, Balboa Park, San Diego: The Fine Arts Society of San Diego:

                   “The Eleventh Annual Southern California Art Exhibition”

                 * Galerie de Beaune, Paris: “VIIe Exposition de Gravures et Platres Gravés du Groupe

                    de L’Atelier 17”

1940        * Wakefield Gallery, NYC: “Group of Small Paintings”

1941        * Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh: "International Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture"

                 * Marie Sterner Gallery, NYC: “International Group of Contemporary Painters”

                 * The American British Art Center, NYC: “First ABAC Exhibition: Paintings and

                    Sculpture from England, Canada & America”

                 * The American British Art Center, NYC: “Stage and Circus: An Exhibition of    

                     Contemporary Paintings, Designs and Model Stages by American and British Artists”

1942        * Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach: “Fourth Annual Exhibition by Artist Members”

                 * Parke-Bernet Galleries, NYC: “A Loan Exhibition of Paintings for the Benefit of The    

                    American Red Cross representing Happier Days in The United Nations arranged by    

                    Marie Sterner”

1943        * Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century, NYC: “Exhibition by 31 Women”

1945        * Howard Putzel’s 67 Gallery, NYC: “Preview 1945-1946 Season of Two-man and                

                    Group Exhibitions at this Gallery”

                 * Howard Putzel’s 67 Gallery, NYC: “40 American Moderns”

1946        * Walker Art Center, Minneapolis: "136 Americans"

                 * The Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA: “Sixth Annual Spring            

                     Purchase Exhibition: 30 Paintings by 30 Contemporary American Artists”

1948        * Salon des Realites Nouvelles, Paris

1949        * Salon des Realites Nouvelles, Paris

1950        * The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn: "Fourth National Print Annual Exhibition"

                 * La Galerie Arnaud, Paris: “sculpteurs et peintres abstraits americains de paris”

                 * The Riverside Museum, NYC: “Creative Art Associates”

                 * Guild Hall, Moran Gallery, East Hampton: 10 East Hampton Abstractionists”

1951        * Guild Hall, East Hampton: “Frankly Romantic”

1953        * Guild Hall, East Hampton: "A Selection from 12 East Hampton Collections"

                 * Guild Hall, East Hampton: "17 East Hampton Artists"

                 * The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn: "17th Biennial International Watercolor Exhibition"

1954        * Stable Gallery, NYC

                 * Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC: “The Whitney Annual”

                 * The Baltimore Museum, Baltimore

                 * Hampton Gallery & Workshop, Amagansett: "Group Show: Eight Painters,

                    Two Sculptors"

1955        * Stable Gallery, NYC

                 * Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, “Exposition Internationale de Gravure”

1956        * Haus der Heimat, Iserlohn: "Junge Amerikanische Kunst"

                 * Group Espace, Paris

                 * Guild Hall, East Hampton: “13 Artists of the Region: Museum Acquisitions and                

                     Recent Works”

1957        * Signa Gallery, East Hampton: "Second Exhibition"

1959        * Hirschl & Adler Galleries, NYC: "Works by Gallery Artists"

1960        * Guild Hall, East Hampton: "Monotypes and Prints"

                 * Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC: Friends of the Whitney Museum of American

                     Art: "Business Buys American Art"

                 * Bodley Gallery, NYC

                 * The Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia: “Monotypes & Prints of Related             

                     Techniques”  Shown concurrently with the publication of Henry Rasmusen’s                    

                      Printmaking with Monotype

1961        * Bertha Schaefer Gallery, NYC: "Contemporary Collage"

1964        * Long Island University/The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton: "Long Island Artists"

                     at Long Island University’s Galleries

                 * Guild Hall, East Hampton: “Festival of the Arts Exhibition: Artists of the East Hampton    

                     Area Each showing one of his own works along with a favorite work of art or object from

                     his collection.”

1965        * The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton: "Twelve Women Painters of the South Fork”

1970        * Le Salon International de la Femme, Nice. (Medailles d’argent)

1971        * Museum of Modern Art, NYC: "Penthouse Exhibition"

                 * Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC: "American Art of Our Century"

1972        * Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg: "Gedok American Woman Artist Show"

                 * Suffolk Museum and Carriage House, Long Island: “Unmanly Art”

1973        * The New York Cultural Center, NYC: "Women Choose Women"

                 * Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC: “1973 Biennial Exhibition:            

                     Contemporary American Art"

                 * Women's Interart Center, NYC: "In the Beginning: Women and Religion"

                 * University of Texas at Austin, "The Ciba-Geigy Collection of  Contemporary Paintings"

                 * A .I. R. Gallery, NYC

                 * Brooklyn College, Brooklyn: "New York Women Artists"

                 * Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA: "New York Women Artists"

1974        * Kresge Art Center Gallery, Michigan State University at East Lansing: “Works by

                    Women from the CIBA-GEIGY Collection”

                 * Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro: “Works

                     by Women from the CIBA-GEIGY Collection”

                 * Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills: "Waves: An Artist Selects"

                 * Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids: "Waves: An Artist Selects"

1975        * Women's Interart Center, NYC: "Color, Light & Image"

                 * The Pratt Institute Gallery, Brooklyn: "Women's Exchange Exhibitions: Artists from

                     the Women Artist Historical Archives of the Women’s Interart Center"

                 * Ashawagh Hall, Springs: "Women Artists Here & Now"

                 * The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield: "A Change of View"

                 * The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn: "Works on Paper: Women Artists"

                 * Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC: "Women from the Permanent Collection"

1976        * Buecker & Harpsichords, NYC: “Recent Portraits of Sari Dienes”

                 * Soho Art Tour: A Benefit for Guild Hall of East Hampton

                 * Guild Hall, East Hampton: "Artists and East Hampton: A 100 Year Perspective"

                 * Landmark Gallery, NYC: “10 Artists"

                 * The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D. C.: "A Bicentennial Edition of Banners"

                 * Chuck Levitan Gallery, NYC: "A Bicentennial Edition of Banners"

                 * National Museum Singapore, Singapore: “Artists Celebrate the Bicentennial”

                 * Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio: "American Artists ‘76: A Celebration"

                 * The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx: "The Year of the Woman: Reprise"

1977        * The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx: "The Magic Circle"

                 * Hurlbutt Gallery, Greenwich: The Friends of the Greenwich Library Present:

                    "Contact: Women and Nature” The Works of 30 contemporary women artists selected

                     by New York critic and author Lucy R. Lippard

                 * The Brooklyn Museum Art School, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn:

                     "Contemporary Women: Consciousness and Content"

                 * New York University, Contemporary Arts Gallery, NYC: Visual Artists Coalition

                     Exhibition: “Women Painters and Poets”

1978        * Women’s Interart Center, NYC: Women Artists: Sketch Books

1979        * Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton: "Five Artists New York/Hamptons"

                 * Connecticut College, Cummings Center, New London: Visual Artists Coalition

                    Exhibition: “Women Painters and Sculptors”

                 * Clayworks Benefit Exhibition, 4 Great Jones Street, NYC

1980        * Landmark Gallery, NYC: "The Language of Symbols"

                 * Fordham University, Lowenstein Library Gallery, NYC: “Evocative Images”

                 * The Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, “Invitational Print Show”

1981        * Landmark Gallery, NYC: "118 Artists"

                 * The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton: "Alive at the Parrish"

                 * American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, NYC: "Paintings And Sculpture

                     by Candidates for Art Awards"

1982        * Westbeth Gallery #1, NYC: “Sexuality in Art: Two Decades from a Feminist

                     Perspective.” One of sixteen shows of “Views by Women Artists: Sixteen

                     Independently Curated Theme Shows Sponsored by the New York Chapter of

                     the Women’s Caucus for Art”

                 * The State University of New Jersey Rutgers, Mabel Smith Douglass Library,

                    New Brunswick: Women Artist Series at Douglass College: “Modern Masters:

                    Women of the First Generation”

                 * Frank Merino Gallery, NYC: “Heresies 3rd Annual Art Benefit: Work by 146                    

                    Women Artists for Sale at Artists’ Prices”

1983        * Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia: “An Exhibition of Work by Artists

                     in the Historical Archives of the Women’s Interart Center of New York City”

1984        * Suzanne Gross Gallery, Philadelphia: "Major Contemporary Women Artists: In

                     Celebration of Simone de Beauvoir"

1985        * The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton: "Looking At Pictures"

1987        * Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs: "Self-Portraits: The                   

                     Message, The Material"

                 * Hofstra Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery, Hempstead: "Self-Portraits: The                   

                     Message, The Material"

1988        * Phoenix II Gallery, Washington, D. C.: “Small Works by Forty-Two Artists

1989        * Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NYC: "Early Abstractions: Painting and Sculpture of the

                     40’s and 50’s"

                 * Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville in conjunction with Bennett Galleries,                     

                     Knoxville: "American Women Artists: The 20th Century"

1990        * Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, Bayside: "American Women Artists:

                     The 20th Century"

                 * Guild Hall/East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art, East Hampton: "East Hampton

                     Avant-Garde: A Salute to the Signa Gallery 1957-60"

1991        * Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples, FL: “Gallery Group Exhibition”

                 * Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples, FL: “Recently Added Artists”

                 * Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NYC: “The Prevailing Fifties”

1992        * The Institute for Contemporary Art, P. S. 1 Museum, Long Island City: "Slow

                     Art: Painting in New York Now." Curated by the museum’s Director, Alanna Heiss

                 * Stuart Levy Gallery, NYC: “American Vanguard: Jackson Pollack, Lee Krasner

                    and Friends” for the benefit of The Study Center Development Fund of The Pollock-

                    Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, New York

                 * Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples, FL: “Flowers in Art”

                 * Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, Lakeland: “Women Artists From the                

                    Harmon- Meek Gallery”

                 * Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NYC: “The Americas”

1993        * Richard Anderson Gallery, NYC: “Songs of Retribution.” Curated by Nancy Spero

                 * Snyder Fine Art, NYC: “Out of the ‘50s”: Works Shaped by the Aesthetic of the 1950s

                 * Benton Gallery, Southampton: “Woman!”

                 * The Museum of the Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown: The Art            

                    Students League of New York and The Provincetown Art Association and Museum    

                    Exhibition of: “The League at the Cape” Part II: Contemporary Invitational Section

                 * Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NYC: “Women of the Fifties”

1995        * The New York Open Center, NYC: “The Creative Call to the Divine: An interfaith art

                     show and healing experience”

                 * Millennium Gallery, East Hampton: "Living Legends"

                 * Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NYC: “Artists of the Fifties” (Part 2) 

1997        * Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, Springs, East Hampton: "Art of This Century:

                     The Women"

1998        * Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NYC: “Earthly Delights”

1999        * Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NYC: “The Immortals”

2000        * Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NYC: “Buffie Johnson, William Scharf, Yvonne Thomas,

                     Rufus Zogbaum, Wilfrid Zogbaum: Feb. 12-April 29, 2000”

2001        * Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead: “Abstract Expressionism, Then

                     and Now”

2003        * Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NYC: "Re-Examining Abstract Art, Part 2"

2004        * Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NYC: "New York School Artists: Work of 50’s & 60’s"

2005        * Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NYC: "Betty Parsons & the Women"

2007        * Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NYC: "Collectors' Choices"

                 * Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago: “Suitcase Paintings: Small Scale Abstract            

                     Expressionism” Traveling Museum Exhibition: 2007-2008

2008        * Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NYC: "Masters of Abstraction"       


Whitney Museum of American Art, NY

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY

The Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY      

The National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

The Israel Museum. Jerusalem

Boston Museum of Fine Arts, MA

Baltimore Museum, MD

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

Tangier Museum, Tangier, Morocco

Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, NY

Walker Art Center, MN

The Newark Museum, NJ

Guild Hall of East Hampton, NY

The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

Fine Arts Museum of Cincinnati, OH

New Orleans Museum of Art, LA

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Yale University Art Gallery, CT

Harvard Theatre Collection, Harvard College Library, MA

Rhode Island School of Design Museum, RI

New York University Art Collection, Grey Art Gallery, NY

Huntington Art Gallery at University of Texas at Austin, TX

The TweedMuseum of Art at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Duluth, MN

University of New Mexico Art Museum, NM

Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, NY

The Neuberger Museum of Art at the State University of New York at Purchase, NY

University of Illinois, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Urbana, IL

University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory Library, Virgil Thomson Room, MO

Virginia Commonwealth University, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

Fine Arts Museum of the Women’s Interart Center at Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ



THE 1930s:

* Burrows, Carlyle. “This Week in Art,” New York Herald-Tribune, December 17, 1939.

* Jewell, Edward Alden. “Figures and Portraits,” The New York Times, December 17, 1939.

THE 1940s:

  1. *McBride, Henry. New York Sun, April 5, 1941.

  2. * Unsigned, “Buffie Johnson is an internationally known painter . . . ,” Town & Country, April, 1941.

  3. *Adams, Agnes. “Buffie Johnson Paints, Collects Hands: Young American’s Pictures Shown This Week,” New York Post, day of O’Toole Gallery opening,  1941.

  4. *Lawton, Alice. “Notes of Art and Artists: Newcomer Exhibits at the Robert C. Vose Galleries,”         

    Boston Sunday Post, January 11, 1942.

* H. D., “Feminine Surrealists,” Art Digest, Vol. 17, 1942-43.

  1. *Jewell, Edward Alden. Reviews of “31 International Women Painters” at Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century Gallery New York, The New York Times, January 6, 1943.

  2. *Jewell, Edward Alden, “Various New Exhibitions Include 31 Women,” The New York Times, Sunday, January 10, 1943.

  3. *Unsigned. Andre Kertesz photo of Buffie Johnson re: Exhibition with a group of women painters at Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of This Century Gallery, Town & Country, February, 1943.

  4. *Unsigned. Photo of Buffie Johnson re: Exhibition at Caresse Crosby’s new G Place Gallery in Washington, Town & Country, March, 1944.

  5. *Hynes, Betty. “Buffie Johnson Here for Opening Of Exhibition of Her Paintings at G Place Gallery,” Washington Times-Herald, Friday, April 14, 1944 with photograph of the artist.

  6. *Unsigned. “. . . And Pretty As A Picture,” Washington Times-Herald, Friday, April 28, 1944. Buffie Johnson’s portrait of Mrs. Ann Meem McLean on exhibit at the G Place Gallery.

  7. *Unsigned, “Portrait of an Artist at Work,” Times-Herald, Washington, D.C., Saturday, April 29, 1944.

  8. *Unsigned. “Buffie Johnson,” New York Herald Tribune, Sunday, January 28, 1945.

  9. *Riley, Maude. “Buffie Johnson,” The Art Digest, February 1, 1945.

* Unsigned. “The Passing Shows,” Art News, February 1-14, 1945.

  1. *Unsigned. “Vogue Spotlight: Buffie Johnson,” Vogue Magazine, February 15, 1945.

  2. *Unsigned. “Buffie Johnson Exhibit Is Shown,” Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, Monday, February 23, 1948.

  3. *Unsigned. “Look Out For These: Roland Penrose, Oliver Messel, Gertrude Lawrence, Buffie Johnson,” Harper’s Bazaar, January 1949. Photo of Buffie Johnson by Guerrero.

  4. *Chevalier, Denys, “Buffie Johnson,” Arts: Beaux-Arts, Lterature, Spectacles, Paris, 11 Mars 1949.

  5. *Unsigned. “Art Moderne,” Liberation, Paris, 11 Mars 1949.

  6. *Unsigned. {Buffie Johnson at Colette Allendy), New York Herald Tribune, Paris, Friday, March 18, 1949.

  7. *R.-J. “Les Arts: Petites Expositions,” Le Monde, Paris, 24 Mars 1949.

  8. *Seghers, Pierre. “L’orange, la moustache at la peinture,” Arts: Beaux-Arts, Lterature, Spectacles, Paris, Vendredi 6 Mai 1949.

THE 1950s:

  1. *Rolo, Charles J. “The New Bohemia,” Flair No. 1, Volume 1, February 1950. Karl Bissinger’s now-famous 1949 photo of Tanaquil LeClercq, Donald Windham, Buffie Johnson, Tennessee Williams, and Gore Vidal in the garden of Cafe Nicholson is reproduced for the first time in this first issue of Flair Magazine.

  2. *Burrows, Carlyle. “Creative Art Associates Will Open Exhibit Today,” New York Herald Tribune, Wednesday, February 8, 1950.

  3. *Tate, Allen. Statement for “Recent Works by Buffie Johnson” at Betty Parsons Gallery, March 27-April 15, 1950.

  4. *Unsigned. (Buffie Johnson at Betty Parsons Gallery), The New York Times, Sunday, April 2, 1950.

  5. *Motherwell, Robert, et. al. Modern Artists in America No. 1. First Series. New York: Wittenborn Schultz, Inc., 1951.

  6. *Seuphor, Michel. “Paris New-York 1951: La Peinture Abstraite Aux U.S.A.,” Art d’Aujourd'hui, Revue Mensuelle D’Art Contemporain. Series 2. Numero 6. Juin 1951, pp. 16-23. Illus. Buffie Johnson’s Monotype, p. 18.

  7. *Preston, Stuart. “East Hampton Abstraction,” The New York Times, Sunday, August 2, 1953.

  8. *Sykes, Gerald. "La peinture est-elle dans une situation critique?," Art d’Aujourd'hui, Janvier, 1956.

  9. *Seuphor, Michel. “Deux peintres americains: Buffie Johnson / Al Copley.” English version  translated by Gerald Sykes.  Paris: Editions Galerie Bing,  Fevrier-mars, 1956.

* Damaz, Ala. "Le Nouveau Theatre Astor a New York," Art d’Aujourd'hui, June, 1958.

* Harms, Ernest. "On Becoming an Abstract Artist," The American Artist, June 1959, pp. 56-59.

  1. *O’Connor, Jim. “Theatre Spotlight: Art at Astor,” New York Journal American, October 22, 1959.

  2. *Gleason, Gene. “Astor Theater Will Get Huge Murals,” New York Herald Tribune, Monday,          November 2, 1959.

  3. *Swift, Eileen. “Artist Is on Night Duty: Operation Theater,” Newsday, Wednesday, November       

   18, 1959.

  1. *Novina, Trudi. “Artist Is Tiny – Her Art Is Huge,” New York World-Telegram and Sun, Monday,     

   December 14, 1959.

  1. *Pauley, Gay. “9,500 Feet of Murals Her Big Work of Art,” (UPI) New York Herald Tribune, N.D.

* Pauley, Gay. “Dynamic Girl Remodeling Big Theater,” (UPI) New York Herald Tribune, N.D.

  1. *Pauley, Gay. “Tiny Woman Completes Huge Mural,” (UPI) New York Herald Tribune, December 14, 1959.

  2. *Levick, L. E. “Times Square Hails Murals,” New York Journal-American, Saturday, December 19, 1959, p. 7.

  3. *D. A. “Buffie Johnson’s Astor Mural,” The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, Tuesday, December 22, 1959, with photo of South wall section of mural.

  4. *Genauer, Emily. “New Mural Is an Art Event,” New York Herald-Tribune, Sunday, December 27, 1959.

THE 1960s:

  1. *Raidy, William R.  “A Mile of Mural: Long Island’s Buffie Johnson Creates One of Largest     

   Paintings in Art History,” Long Island Sunday Press, January 3, 1960, p. 17.

  1. *The Official Metropolitan Gotham Guide, January 9, 1960.  Interior view of the new Astor       

   Theatre on the cover, with story, p. 7.

  1. *Morgenstern, Joe. “Automated Capitol, Abstract Astor, Mosaic State,” New York Herald

   Tribune, January 10, 1960.

  1. *Crowther, Bosley. “Semi-New Theatres: Broadway Houses Bend To Need for Change,” The New York Times, Sunday, January 10, 1960.

* Unsigned. “New Astor Theatre,” Gotham Guide, Tuesday, January 12 thru 24, 1960.

* Unsigned, “Local Names Work on  Astor Theatre,” The East Hampton Star, March 17, 1960.

* Burrows, Carlyle. “Buffie Johnson,” New York Herald Tribune, Sunday, March 20, 1960.

* Unsigned. “Art & Co.,” New York Journal American, Saturday, March 26, 1960.

  1. *Tyler, Parker. "On Buffie Johnson: The City as a Cosmic Mural," Art International, Vol. IV,

   No. 8, October 25, 1960, pp. 56-58.  Illus. of Buffie Johnson’s Astor Murals in situ.

  1. *Rasmusen, Henry. Printmaking with Monotype. Philadelphia & New York: Chilton Company,

   1960.  Monoprints by Buffie Johnson reproduced on pp. 83-84.

  1. *Burrows, Carlyle. “Spur for Prints,” New York Herald Tribune, The Lively Arts, April 23, 1961.     

   The sub-section “Abstract and Fancilful” offers a review of Buffie Johnson’s exhibition at

   Galerie Thibaut.

* Adams, Anthony. “LI Artist Put a Philosophy to Work,” Long Island Press, Sunday, April 30,    

   1961.  Review of Buffie Johnson’s “Phases of the Sun” exhibition at Galerie Thibaut.

  1. *Sandler, Irving. Review of Buffie Johnson’s “Phases of the Sun” solo show at Galerie Thibaut, Art News, Summer, 1961.

  2. *Alswang, Betty, and Ambur Hiken. The Personal House: Homes of Artists and Writers. New       

   York: Whitney Library of Design, 1961. The Hamptons: Johnson-Sykes House, pp. 66-70.  In-    

   cludes photos by Ambur Hiken of Buffie Johnson working in her three-storey studio on the          

   Astor Murals.

  1. *Unsigned, “Artists: The Summer Place,” Time, August 14, 1964.  Reproduces Hans Namuth’s    

   famous photo of “Painters and Sculptors in the Hampton Dunes,” p. 46.

  1. *Unsigned. “Buffie Johnson Exhibe sus Obras de Pintura,” The News, Mexico, D. F., Monday August 31, 1964.

  2. *Unsigned. “Expone Buffie Johnson en la Souza,” Excelsior, Mexico D. F., 1 de setiembre de 1964.

  3. *Gregory, Horace. "The Transcendentalism of Buffie Johnson," Art International, Vol. IX, No. 8,

   November 20, 1965, pp. 13-15.  With 3 B/W and 2 Color illus.

* Unsigned. Untitled, The East Hampton Star, March 4, 1965.

  1. *Unsigned. “She painted the world’s largest abstractions,” Novedades, Domingo 14 de Agosto de 1966.

  2. *Unsigned. “Buffie Johnson una Pintora que Evoca la Epoca de la Creacion,” El Sol de Mexico, Mexico, D. F. Miercoles 17 de Agosto de 1966. 

  3. *Nelken, Margarita. “Exposiciones: La de Buffie Johnson,” Excelsior, Mexico D. F., Domingo 28 de Agosto de 1966.

  4. *Perret, George Albert. “Johnson and Blanc: The Medium Is Mystic For These 2 Painters,” Art News and Reviews of Suffolk Sun, Friday, April 18, 1969.

  5. *Rathbone, Perry Townsend.  American Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Two

   Volumes, 1969.

THE 1970s:

  1. *Nemser, Cindy. “The Close-Up Vision – Representational Art – Part II,” Arts Magazine, May,      

   1972,  pp. 44-48, with illus. of Buffie Johnson’s Ephesus p. 47.

  1. *Exhibition catalogue: “Women Choose Women, January 12-February 18, 1973: An Exhibition

   organized by Women in the Arts Presented by The New York Cultural Center.” New York:   

   Women in the Arts, 1973, p. 122, illus. of Pomegranate by Buffie Johnson, p. 65.

* Mellow, James R. "Art: Focusing on Works by Women," The New York Times, Jan. 14, 1973.

  1. *Lubell, Ellen. "Women Choose Women: New York Cultural Center," Arts Magazine, February,

   1973, p. 66.

  1. *Kingsley, April. "Women Choose Women," ArtForum, March, 1973, illus. of Buffie

   Johnson’s Pomegranate.

  1. *Anderson, Alexandra. "Centerfold–11,” The Village Voice, vol. XVII, November 15, 1973, p. 60.

* Frank, Peter. "On Art," The Weekly Soho News, vol. 1, November 29, 1973, p. 10.

  1. *Lubell, Ellen. "New York Galleries," Arts Magazine, December, 1973, Review on p. 63, color illus. of Buffie Johnson’s Autumn, p. 77.

  2. *André, Michael. "Reviews and Previews," Art News, vol. 72, December 1973, p. 90.

  3. *Harlow, Michael P. “Buffie Johnson: Iconography of the Sacred,” Athens College Bulletin, Volume 16, No. 1, Winter 1973, p. 3.  Full color Cover illustration of Buffie Johnson’s Acropolis.

* Derfner, Phyllis. "New York," Art International, vol. XVIII, January 1974, p. 19.

  1. *Nochlin, Linda. "Some Women Realists: Part I," Arts Magazine, Feb. 1974, pp. 46-51, illus. of

   Buffie Johnson’s Pomegranate, p. 49.

  1. *Baur, John I. H. Whitney Museum of American Art: Catalogue of the Collection, 1974.  

  2. *Kenney, Mary. “Women in the Arts: Buffie Johnson,” American Girl, February, 1974, pp. 28-29, and 39.  Text and Photograph of Buffie Johnson with her painting Autumn, unpaginated p. 28.

  3. *Unsigned. “Buffie Johnson: Accent on Plants: PB Galleries Show Dramatizes Plantlife on Canvas,”  Palm Beach Daily News, Thursday, February 20, 1975.

  4. *Lubell, Ellen. "Reviews: Buffie Johnson at Palm Beach," Arts Magazine, May 1975, p. 26, illus. of  Demeter by Buffie Johnson.

  5. *Tompkins, Calvin. "Profile: A Keeper of the Treasure: Betty Parsons," The New Yorker, June 9,     1975, p. 45.

  6. *Johnson, Buffie. "Painters Reply," ArtForum, September, 1975, p. 27, illus. of Sarcophagus by Buffie Johnson, p. 29.

  7. *Battock, Gregory, Editor.  Super Realism: A Critical Anthology. New York: E. P. Dutton Co., 1975, pages. 56, 71, 73.

  8. *Semmel, Joan, Editor.  A New Eros: Sexual Imagery In Women's Art. New York: Hacker Art Books, 1975.

  9. *Paris, Jeanne. “Women artists’ show in Brooklyn,” Long Island Press, Sunday, October 12,          

   1975, p. 20. (A review of “Works on Paper: Women Artists”).

* Fulman, Ricki. “Women’s Voice From the Gallery,” The Daily News, November 14, 1975.

* Smithsonian Editor.  Smithsonian Archives of American Art: Checklist of the Collection, 1975.

  1. *Derfner, Phyllis. "Color, Light, and Image: An International Women’s Art Show in New York," Art International, March-April 1976, p. 8, illus. of Iris by Buffie Johnson,  p. 11. 

  2. *Art Now/Gallery-Guide. "On the Cover . . . Buffie Johnson at Andre Zarre Gallery," Vol. 7,

   October 1976, Cover illustration of Pitthea by Buffie Johnson and p. 2 text.

  1. *Ratcliff, Carter. "Buffie Johnson," Arts Magazine, October 1976, p. 6, illus. of Pasiphae and

   Circe by Buffie Johnson.

* Kingsley, April. "This Time Last Year," The Weekly Soho News, October 21, 1976, p. 17.

  1. *Wiegand, Ingrid. "Bicentennial Banners," Novum Gebrauchs Grafik, November 1976,               

    pp. 11-12, lllus., pp. 16-17.

* Johnson, Buffie. "The Roots of Feminine Power," Women Artist Newsletter, Vol. 2, Dec. 1976,  p. 2.

* Unsigned. “Andre Zarre Gallery, New York: Exhibit,” Art News, December, 1976, p. 116.

  1. *Baracks, Barbara. "Reviews – Buffle Johnson," ArtForum, December 1976, p. 70, lllus. of

   Pasiphae by Buffie Johnson.

  1. *Belt, Michael. “Buffie Johnson,” in Interviews with Women in the Arts. Part 2. New York: Tower Press, 1976.

  2. *Unsigned. “ ‘Two Organic Women’ to open for month of July at museum,” Stamford Advocate,

   June 30, 1977.

  1. *Unsigned. “Painting and Photography Exhibit At Museum,” The Stamford Weekly Mail and

   Shopper, June 30, 1977.

  1. *Scott, Martha B. “World of Nature Seen Anew In Top Performance Exhibit,” The Bridgeport Post, July, 1977.

* Unsigned. “Two women artists exhibit at museum”, The Westport News, Friday, July 8, 1977.

  1. *Unsigned.  “Art & Nature Are Combined At Stamford Museum Show,” New York Sunday Daily News, July 10, 1977.

  2. *Hannans, Nancy. “Impressions of ‘Two Organic Women’,” CUVA News 11: Newsletter of the         

    Connecticut Union of Visual Artists, July 1977.

  1. *Lubell, Ellen. "Buffie Johnson: Andre Zarre Gallery (October 1-30)," Womanart, Winter/Spring, 1977, illus. of Pasiphae by Buffie Johnson, p. 49.

  2. *Hoffman, Katherine. "Toward a New Humanism: Conversations with Women Artists," Womanart, Winter, 1977/78, pp. 22-29.  Buffie Johnson is quoted on p. 26.

  3. *Johnson, Buffie and Tracy Boyd. “The Eternal Weaver,” Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics, Issue 5, Spring 1978, pp. 74-84.  “The Eternal Weaver” originally appeared in Heresies under the co-authorship of Buffie Johnson and Tracy Boyd.  Tracy Boyd was the actual author of that article. A number of the images that were reproduced were suggested by Buffie Johnson who had been collecting photographs of the goddess and her animals from museums and archives for some thirty years.  Tracy Boyd has since published a slightly edited edition at <http://www.sacredthreads.net/www.sacredthreads.net/eternal_weaver.html> with minor revisions, additions, deletions, and corrections to footnotes that appeared with numerical errors in the original publication.  All of the images that were reproduced in the original article appear again in this edition, and others have been added.  This publication of Tracy Boyd’s “The Eternal Weaver” is offered in memorium to Buffie Johnson 1912-2006.

  4. *Johnson, Buffie and Tracy Boyd. “The Eye Goddess and The Evil Eye,” Lady-Unique-Inclination-of-the-Night, New Brunswick, NJ: Sowing Circle Press, Cycle 3, Autumn 1978, pp. 22-27.  The Eye Goddess and The Evil Eye” originally appeared under the co-authorship of Buffie Johnson and Tracy Boyd.  Tracy Boyd was the actual author of that article. Some of the images that were reproduced were suggested by Buffie Johnson who had been collecting photographs of the goddess and her animals from museums and archives for some thirty years.  Tracy Boyd has since published a slightly revised and more cohesive edition at <http://www.sacredthreads.net/www.sacredthreads.net/the_evil_eye.html>  All of the images that were reproduced in the original article appear again in this edition.  This publication of Tracy Boyd’s “The Eye Goddess and the Evil Eye” is offered in memorium to Buffie Johnson 1912-2006.

  5. *Orenstein, Gloria Feman. “The Reemergence of the Archetype of the Great Goddess in Art by

   Contemporary Women,” Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics, Issue 5, Spring         

   1978, pp. 74-84, B/W illus. of Buffie Johnson’s Lapis and Pasiphae, p. 78.

  1. *Orenstein, Gloria Feman. “A Renaissance of Goddess-Culture Art,” Fireweed: A Women’s Literacy

   & Cultural Journal, Issue 1, Autumn 1978, pp. 34-46. Buffie Johnson, pp.40-41, illus. of Pasiphae.

* J. A. “Flower Power,” Milwaukee Journal, May 20, 1979.

  1. *The Brooklyn Museum.  American Paintings/Brooklyn Museum: Complete Illustrated Listing of Works, 1979.

THE 1980s:

  1. *Orenstein, Gloria. “Evocative Images: Fordham University Exhibit,” Arts Magazine, May, 1980,

    p. 17.

  1. *O’Beil, Hedy. “Evocative Images Have Spirituality,” Artspeak: A Bi-Weekly Gallery Review,   

   Vol. II, No. 2, May 22, 1980,

* R. L. P. "The Galleries," Los Angeles Times, February 6, 1981, p. 11.

  1. *Art Now/California Gallery Guide, Listing with illus. of Buffie Johnson’s Diwia, February 1981,

    p. 9.

  1. *Kingsley, April. "The Primal Plants of Buffie Johnson," Art International, January – February,

   1981, pp. 195-203, illus. 2 Black & White and 5 Color images.

  1. *Ames, Barbara. “Magnified Microcosms of Buffie Johnson,” Aura, September/October 1981.       

   With illus. of Buffie Johnson’s Pasiphae.

  1. *Neugebauer, William. “Art in Path of Wrecker’s Ball,” (re: Astor Murals) New York Daily News, Sunday, October 4, 1981.

  2. *The Newark Museum.  American Art in The Newark Museum: Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, 1981.

  3. *Stebbins, Theodore and G. Gorokhoff.  American Paintings at Yale: An Illustrated Checklist, 1982.

* O’Beil, Hedy. Artist Express Depot, January–February, 1982.

  1. *Neugebauer, William. “All won’t be lost at the Portman Site,” (re: Astor Murals) New York Daily News, Tuesday, March 9, 1982.

  2. *de Lallier, Alexandra. “Buffie Johnson: Icons and Altarpieces to the Goddess,” Woman’s Art

   Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring-Summer, 1982, pp. 29-34.  Four B/W illustrations.

  1. *Unsigned. “In Short: Hassam’s Gifts,” Newsday, August 15, 1982.

  2. *Shikler, Barbara. “Oral History Interview with Buffie Johnson,” Archives of American Art, Smithsoinan Institution, November 13, 1982. This is in the Public Domain. <http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/transcripts/Johnso82.htm>

  3. *Sanoudis, Barbara. “Buffie Johnson,” in Catalogue for “Modern Masters: Women of the First Generation,” The Women Artist Series at Douglass College at The State University of New Jersey Rutgers, Mabel Smith Douglass Library, New Brunswick, New Jersey, December 1-21, 1982, p. 16.

  4. *Belt, Byron. “Two outstanding exhibits that may be overlooked,” The Sunday Republican, November 20, 1983.

* Kibble, Paul. “Buffie Johnson: In Goddess We Trust,” Portland, Oregon, 1984.

  1. *Hayakawa, Alan R. “Flower paintings related to goddess cult,” The Oregonian, Friday, February 3, 1984, with illus. of Buffie Johnson’s Diwia.

* Johnson, Eve. “Painter uncovers mother goddess,” The Sun, Wednesday, February 8, 1984.

  1. *Hayakawa, Alan R. “Style new, but artist still fascinated by mystical in everyday,” The Sunday

   Oregonian, February 12, 1984, with illus. of the artist’s Tree of Life.

  1. *Santa Barbara Museum of Art Calendar: Slide lecture: The Great Goddess: Lady of the Plants by Buffie Johnson, February 19, 1984.

* Lamb, David. “Expatriate Twilight in Tangier,” The Los Angeles Times, October 19, 1984.

  1. *Russo, Alexander. Profiles on Women Artists. Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, Inc., 1985, pp. 125-141, with illus. of Buffie Johnson’s Sarcophagus.

  2. *DuPont, Diana and K. Holland.  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Paintings and Sculpture Collection, 1985.

  3. *Johnson, Buffie. Lady of the Beasts: Ancient Images of the Goddess and Her Sacred Animals. San Francisco: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1988. First Edition.

THE 1990s:

  1. *Harrison, Helen A., Guest Curator, East Hampton Avant-Garde: A Salute to the Signa Gallery 1957-60, Guild Hall Museum/East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art, 1990.

  2. *City Lights Review Number Four: An International Annual.  B/W image of Buffie Johnson’s painting The Subtlest Beast of the Field.  San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1990, p. 97.

  3. *Johnson, Buffie. “Lady of the Beasts: Ancient Images of the Goddess and Her Sacred Animals”, Woman of Power: A Magazine of Feminism, Spirituality, and Politics, Issue Sixteen: Re-Visioning History, Spring, 1990, pp. 68-71.

  4. *Unsigned “Galleries: The Price of Fashion in New York,” Connoisseur’s World, January, 1991.

  5. *Zuckerman, Amy. “The Cosmic Goddess: Abstract Painter Brings New Work to UC,” Santa

   Cruz Sentinel, Thursday, March 7, 1991.

  1. *Lauter, Estella. “Lady of the Beasts: Ancient Images of the Goddess and Her Sacred Animals”,     Woman’s Art Journal, Volume 12, Number 1, Spring/Summer 1991, pp. 43-44.

  2. *Raynor, Vivien. “A Painter’s Retrospective Spans 56 Years,” The New York Times, Sunday,

   April 19, 1992.

  1. *Art Documentation: Bulletin of the Art Libraries Society of North America, Volume 11,

   Number 1, Spring 1992. Cover illustration: “Ritual Dance” by Buffie Johnson, 1958, oil on

   canvas, 34” X 29 7/8”. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  Gift of Jacob Zeitlin.

  1. *Whipple, Enez. Guild Hall of East Hampton: An Adventure in the Arts The First 60 Years. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1993.

  2. *Johnson, Buffie. Lady of the Beasts: The Goddess and Her Sacred Animals. Rochester, VT.: Inner Traditions International, 1994.  First Softcover Edition.

  3. *Braff, Phyllis. “A Showcase for ‘Living Legends’ in Art,” The New York Times, Sunday, July 2, 1995, illus. New York Night by Buffie Johnson.

* Sansegundo, Sheridan.  At the Galleries: “Perceptions,” The East Hampton Star, June 27, 1996.

  1. *Weiss, Marion Wolberg.  Art Commentary: “Buffie Johnson and Patricia Nix at Millennium,”

   Dan’s Papers, July 5, 1996, p. 157.

  1. *Slivka, Rose C. S.  From the Studio: (A Review of Buffie Johnson at Millennium), The East

   Hampton Star, July 11, 1996.

  1. *Conaty, Siobhan M. “Art of This Century: The Women,” in Art of This Century: The Women.

   Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY.  The Stony Brook Foundation,       

   Inc./The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Inc., 1997, and passim.

  1. *Johnson, Buffie. “Women in Art (The Embattled Woman Artist)” 1943. Republished in the

   catalog of Art of This Century: The Women. Siobhan M. Conaty, Guest Curator. 

   Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY.  The Stony Brook Foundation, Inc./

   The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Inc., 1997. pp. 33-37.

  1. *Gibson, Ann Eden. Abstract Expressionism: Other Politics. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1997.

  2. *Ratcliff, Carter. “From Fact to Symbol: The Image of Nature in the Art of Buffie Johnson,” in catalogue for Chuck Levitan Gallery Exhibition: “Buffie Johnson: The Spirit of Plants,” 1997 & 1998.

  3. *Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review: Buffie Johnson – Chuck Levitan Gallery,” The New York Times, March 6, 1998.

  4. *Henry, Gerrit. “Buffie Johnson at Chuck Levitan,” Art in America, May 1998, p. 124, illus. Iris by Buffie Johnson.

  5. *Steiner, Raymond J. The Art Students League of New York: A History, 1999.

THE 2000s:

  1. *Wilkin, Karen, and Guenther, Bruce. Clement Greenberg: A Critic’s Collection. Princeton:

    Portland Art Museum in Association with Princeton University Press, 2001.

*Harrison, Helen A. “Nouveau, Deco And the Fine Arts: ‘Abstract Expressionism’.” (Emily

  Lowe Gallery, Hofstra Museum), The New York Times Arts & Entertainment Art Reviews,

  Sunday, June 17, 2001.

* Taylor, Sue. “Clem’s Cache,” Art in America, November, 2001.

  1. *Bloom, Ken.  Broadway: its history, places, and people: an encyclopedia.  New York:                

   Performing Arts, 2004.  Info on Buffie Johnson’s “Astor Murals,” their installation in and later     

   recovery from the Astor Theatre just before it was demolished, p. 41.

  1. *Belasco, Daniel. “Buffie Johnson: Space and Memory” for “Buffie Johnson Memorial Exhibition: Buffie Johnson & Friends,” Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NYC, January 27 thru March 24, 2007.

  2. *Vidal, Gore. “Salad Days: Karl Bissinger’s 1949 photograph of the author and a few friends at

   lunch in a Manhattan restaurant invokes the optimism of youth” Smithsonian Magazine,

   October 2007.  <http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/indelible-vidal.html> This photo

   taken at Cafe Nicholson on East 58th Street, was originally published in the first issue of Fleur

   Cowles’s Flair Magazine, Volume 1, February 1950.

  1. *Kingsley, April and McCormick, Thomas. Suitcase Paintings: Small Scale Abstract

   Expressionism, A Traveling Museum Exhibition, Chicago: McCormick Gallery, TMG

   Projects, 2007.

  1. *Herskovic, Marika, Editor.  American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style Is Timely

   Art is Timeless. An Illiustrated Survey with Artists’ Statements, Artwork and Biographies. New

   York, New Jersey: New York School Press, 2009, pp. 128-131 with two full color illustrations.        

   [Editor’s Note: Now available at <www.nyschoolpress.com>]

  1. *Schrader, Jeffrey. “La influencia del Greco en la pintura norteamericana del siglo xx,” in El Greco

   & La Pintura Moderna. Madrid: Museo Nacional del Prado, 2014, p. 251. A brief reference in a

   long and interesting article, to a citation concerning E. A. Jewell’s Dec. 17, 1939 New York

   Times review of Buffie Johnson’s exhibition at the Wakefield Gallery in New York, in which the

   critic asserts that the work is “strongly motivated by the rhythm and mood of El Greco.”


* Seuphor, Michel.  Dictionnaire de la peinture abstraite. Paris: Fernand Hazan, 1957.

* Beihl, Guston. The Moderns: A Treasury of Painting Throughout the World, 1962.

  1. *Cummings, Paul.  A Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1966, and continuing through 5th Edition, 1987.

* Collins, Jim. L.  Women Artists in America: Eighteenth Century to Present, 1973.

  1. *The Fine Art Index: A Compendium of Contemporary Art and Artists. International Edition.

   Volume I. Chicago: International Art Reference, 1994, p. 106.

  1. *Who’s Who in American Art: 12th Ed., Jaques Cattell Press, 1976; Jaques Cattell Press, 1986;

   20th Ed., R. R. Bowker, 1993-94; Marquis Who’s Who, 1997-98; Mc Gowan, Alison C.,

   Editor, 25th Ed., 2003-04.

* Who’s Who in the East. Chicago: Marquis, 1974.

  1. *Falk, Peter Hastings, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975. Three Volumes. 1999.

  2. *Davenport, Ray. Davenport’s Art Reference.  The Gold Edition, 2005.

  3. *Dunbier, Lonnie Pierson. The Artists Bluebook: 34,000 North American Artists to March 2005,

   AskART.com Inc., 2005.

  1. *Heller, Jules and Nancy G. Heller. North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century:

   A Biographical Dictionary, 1995.


  1. *Deren, Maya. Ritual in Transfigured Time, 1946. Essential Cinema Collection, Anthology

   Film Archives. Buffie Johnson appears in this historic 15 minute silent film as one of the

   party-goers. [Editor’s Note: Clips of varying quality are available at <www.youtube.com>]

  1. *Ripp, Ricki. “Women Artists Historical Archives: Buffie Johnson,” Produced by Women’s Interart Center, NYC, 1976. VHS Video.

  2. *Gillespie, Dorothy, and Alice Baber. Functioning in the Art World. HRC, New School for

   Social Research, NYC. VHS Video.

  1. *Page, Bill.  New York Master Artist Series: Buffie Johnson.  A Production of Images/Art - New York: Archival and Historic Video Documentaries, NYC, 1993. VHS Video.


* Unsigned. “Buffie Johnson; The Artist Was 94,” The East Hampton Star, August 31, 2006.

  1. *Fox, Margalit. “Buffie Johnson, Artist and Friend of Artists, Dies at 94”. The New York Times,

   Obituaries, Saturday, September 2, 2006. [Editor’s Note: Contains misinformation from 

   unreliable sources.]

  1. *Anita Shapolsky Gallery, “Johnson Obituary”.

  2. *artdaily.com, “American Artist Buffie Johnson, 94, Dies,” Thursday, September 7, 2006

  3. *Art in America, “Obituaries: Buffie Johnson,” November 1, 2006.

NOTE: There are a number of other obituary notices in various art periodicals in print and on the web not included here – all of them spin-offs from the The New York Times obit.