W. McAllister Johnson

Image of books in the W. McAllister Johnson Collection

Dr. W. McAllister Johnson is an American-born art historian of international repute who studied under Erwin Panofsky, one of the 20th century’s leading art historians, before coming to Canada in the 1960s to teach. He has published extensively on a variety of subjects, including French graphic art of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the discipline of art history, and French mannerist painting and engraving. In addition to his print donation to the Carleton University Art Gallery, he also gave almost 1700 titles from his library, including many antiquarian volumes, to Carleton’s Archives and Research Collections, MacOdrum Library in 2005.

This recording is of a public lecture given by Dr. W. McAllister Johnson in conversation with Dr. Stephane Roy (Department of Art History) about the exhibition Johnson curated at Carleton University Art Gallery, Making and Marketing Art History in 18th-Century France (19 January – 14 April 2015). The talk took place on February 7th, 2015 at the Carleton University Art Gallery.

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February 7, 2015