Claudette Johnson

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Figure in raw umber

2018
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Claudette Johnson used pastel on a huge sheet of paper for this large-scale portrait, sat for by the artist Beverly Bennett. Using only two colours, raw umber and black, Johnson draws Bennett twisting to look defiantly out at the viewer. To create the piece, Johnson draws with the oversized paper hung on the wall rather than an easel. This means that she too must turn to look at her sitter behind her, which she says ‘helps to keep an element of struggle in the drawings.’
  • Artist Claudette Johnson
  • Artwork Figure in raw umber
  • Material FSC Certified paper and wood
  • Date of work 2018
  • Credit Original: Pastel on paper 153.5 × 122 cm Tate. Purchased 2019 © Claudette Johnson
Claudette Elaine Johnson MBE (born 1959) is a British visual artist, best known for her large-scale figurative drawings of Black women. Born in Manchester, she later studied Fine Art at Wolverhampton Polytechnic. A founder member of the BLK Art Group, her appearance at the First National Black Arts Conference in 1982 has been described as a formative moment in the Black feminist art movement in the UK. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2022 New Year Honours for services to art, and her work is held in collections across the UK, including at Tate.
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Delivery & returns

DELIVERY TIMES

We aim to deliver custom prints within 1-2 weeks. For international orders, delivery may take 2-4 weeks.

As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

UNFRAMED PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £3.60 per order

Europe — £15.00 per order

Rest of world — £28.00 per order

FRAMED & CANVAS PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £7.50 per print

Europe — £20.00 per print

Rest of world — £50.00 per print

We currently offer free standard delivery on all UK orders over £60. Here’s more information on delivery.

REFUNDS & RETURNS

As custom prints are made to order, unfortunately we cannot accept returns if you have changed your mind or made a mistake.

If we have made a mistake, or there is a problem with your order, then please contact our customer service team at at shop@tate.org.uk.

Here’s more information on refunds & returns.