'Men in Bowler Hats' by Lester Johnson (American, 1919-2010). Original silkscreen print, being an artist proof. Circa 1960s. Sheet size: 20 inches x 30 inches. Signed.
Lester Johnson was an important painter and printmaker. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and then moved to New York in the late 1940s, where he became a leading advocate for figurative expressionism. Men wearing bowler hats in a congested environment was a popular and recurring theme for Johnson. He was a teacher of art at Yale in their School of Art and Architecture for almost 30 years. His works are represented in major museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim Museum, to name but a few.