"Powell's life of William H. Johnson is a major contribution to the history of American art. He has provided not only a complete life of a man but also a critical, valuable study of the artist. It is engrossing, fascinating, at times gripping. It is one of the very few full-length portraits we have of an African American artist, and we are indebted to Powell for providing this one."
-John Hope Franklin, praise for Homecoming: The Art and Life of William H. Johnson, 1991
Richard J. Powell, Homecoming: The Art and Life of William H. Johnson. New York: W.W. Norton, 1991.