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Sargent Johnson: A Retrospective

Evangeline J. Montgomery


Sargent Claude Johnson (figs. 1a & 1b) was one of the most important sculptors from North Beach's famous tipper Grant Avenue in San Francisco. Many may remember him as a familiar of the "Monkey Block" and all North Beach's favorite arty bars and restaurants, hangouts of Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies, seamen, businessmen, artists of all kinds, and a general melting pot of people (figs. 2a & 2b).

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Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editor: Nkiru Nzegwu; Film Review Editor: Phyllis J. Jackson; Exhibition/Curator & Book Review Editor: Azuka Nzegwu

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