Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Lom Kirke, Norway

Lom Kirke, Norway
Twelfth-Century Stave Church, Lom, Norway

William Henry Johnson, American, 1901 - 1970

Made in Denmark, Europe
or made in Norway, Europe
Made in Denmark, Europe
or made in Norway, Europe

c. 1935-1938

Block print with hand-applied watercolor

Image: 14 3/4 x 14 5/16 inches (37.5 x 36.4 cm) Sheet (irregularly torn edges): 16 5/8 x 15 7/16 inches (42.2 x 39.2 cm)

Research inconclusive. Copyright may apply.

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2004

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Soon after Johnson's arrival in Norway, he met the reclusive Edvard Munch (1863-1944), that country's most famous living painter and one of the most creative woodcut artists of his time. Munch's distinctive rough-hewn block prints may have inspired Johnson to take up the method again with renewed enthusiasm.