Robert A Johnson

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Robert A Johnson

Robert A Johnson

Robert A Johnson Biography

 Robert A. Johnson                                                                                                                    Vienna, VA 22180

Born in Hopewell, Virginia

EDUCATION                                                                                                                              
•Public Schools, Hopewell, Virginia

•Duke University, BA,

•Duke University Law School, JD, 

ART STUDIES

Painting

•Art Students League of New York (Study with David Leffel)

•Private study with Master Painter Lajos Markos, Houston, Texas

•Painting and studies in Europe.

•Certified copyist of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Drawing

•Art Students League of New York, Robert Beverly Hale, Michael Burban

•George Washington University Frank Wright

•Sumi Drawing, Hasashi Otah, Los Angeles, California

ONE MAN SHOWS                                                                                                                     •1989 - Turner Gallery Show, Middleburg, VA

•1990 - Gilpin Gallery, Washington, DC

•1992 - Gilpin Gallery, Washington, DC

•1995 - Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

•1997 - Atlantic Gallery, Washington, DC

•1998 - Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

•1999 - Atlantic Gallery, Washington, DC

•2000 - Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

•2000 - Atlantic Gallery, Washington, DC

•2001 - Atlantic Gallery, Washington, DC

•2001 - Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

•2002 - Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

•2002 - Atlantic Gallery, Washington, DC

•2003 - Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

•2005 - Trailside Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

•2006 - Atlantic Gallery, Washington, DC

•2007 - Trailside Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

  .      2008 - Brazier Fine Art,  Richmond, VA

  .     2010- Trailside Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. 

 

MUSEUM                                                                                                                                  .   

2013- Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK, Collector’s Reserve Show(Nov. 2013)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

•Scottsdale Artists School, Instructor, Scottsdale, AZ

•Art Students League of New York, Drawing and Anatomy Workshop

•Fredericksburg Artists School; TX, Instructor

•Private Painting Workshops, NY, MD, VA, NC, GA,  AL, FL, MS, TX, AZ, NM. WA, CO and Canada

AWARDS

First Place Awards

•The Artist's Magazine National Competition, First Prize Florals, 1993

•Salmagundi Club, Non Members National Competition, First Prize, 1997

Other Awards

•Salmagundi Club, Jacqueline Fox Award, 1996

•Finalist, National Portrait Competition, The Portrait Institute, NY, 1996

•Artist in Residence, Dinan, France, Summer 1997

•United States Arts for the Parks, Finalist, 1997

•Washington Society of Portrait Artist Finalist, 1997

•Oil Painters of America, America Frames Award, 1998

•Allied Artists of America, Florence Thorne and Earnest Thompson Award, 1998

•Oil Painters of America, Maimeri: Award of Excellence

   .     United States Arts For the Parks Finalist, 2000

   .     Fine Art Connoisseur magazine Award of Excellence,  Oil Painters of America, Fredericksburg, TX, 2007

    .    American Art Collector Magazine $14000 Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America, Santa Fe NM, 2009

    .    Oil Painters of America Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Show, 2011

HONORARY DEGREE

•Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Schiller International University, London, England 2002

MEMBERSHIPS

•Art Students League of New York, Life Member

•Signature Member Allied Artists, New York

•Signature Member Oil Painters of America

PUBLISHED BOOKS (Click Title for Book page)

•“On Becoming a Painter”; (222pp, 108 color plates) Sunflower Publications; 2001

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY (Click Underlined Magazine Title for Article)

Newspapers and Periodicals

•Santa Fe/Focus. "Robert Johnson, Uniquely His Own." December 1992; Santa Fe, NM.

•Vienna Times. "The Natural Harmony of Nature." November 1992; Vienna, VA.

The Artist's Magazine. "Robert A. Johnson: Classicism in a Copper Pot." December 1993.

Santa Fe/Focus. "Robert Johnson: A Study in Contrasts." October 1995; Santa Fe, NM.

•Robert Johnson Show: Atlantic Gallery. "The Georgetowner." November 1999; Washington, DC.

•Wolf, Rachel Rubin. "The Best of Flower Painting II". Cincinnati: North Light Books, 1999.

Elan Magazine, "Cover Artist", May 2001; Northern Virginia

Santa Fe/Focus. "A New Way of Seeing"; April/May 2001; Santa Fe, NM.

  1. Southwest Art. "Cover Article" December 2001; Santa Fe, NM.

  2. American Artist Magazine. "Recommended Books." February 2002

  3. The Artist's Magazine. "The Fearless Painter" May 2003

  4. American Art Collector Magazine, “The Painter’s Painter”, March 2010

  5. • Art of the West, ‘Color Magician”, Nov-Dec, 2010

BOOKS including works by Robert Johnson

• The Best of Flower Painting II: North Light Books, 1999

• The Simple Secret to Better Painting: by Greg Albert, North Light Books, 2003

   .    Learning from the Great Masters of Today: by Cindy Salaski, North Light Books(scheduled for publication 2014)

VIDEOS

Robert Johnson Paints Roses

•SaraBritt Arts, Tuscaloosa, AL 2002

Robert Johnson Paints Pansies

•SaraBritt Arts, Tuscaloosa, AL 2002

Floral Still Life, Lilliedahl Fine Arts, La Porte, TX

Pears on an Oriental Rug, Lilliedahl Fine Arts, La Porte, TX

Dahlias, Lilliedahl Fine Arts, La Porte, TX, 2006

Carnations, Lilliedahl Fine Arts, La Porte, TX, 2006

Azaleas and Oranges, Lilliedahl Fine Arts, La Porte, TX, 2007

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

•Trailside Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ and Jackson,  WY

   .     Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

   .     Whistle Pik Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas

   .     Anderson Fine Art Gallery, Saint Simons, Island, GA.

   .     Brazier Gallery,  Richmond, Va.    

 
 

Robert A Johnson Description

Born in Hopewell, VA, Robert Johnson began painting as a child. He was influenced by his mother and older brother who became a noted art conservator and principal founder of the Conservation Center at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.                                                                                   

He attended Duke University on a football scholarship and went on to earn his law degree from Duke.  He never lost his love of art.  After serving as assistant Attorney General for many years, he packed all his belonging and moved to the small German village of Kleiningersheim to continue his study of art. 

Returning to the states, he studied at the Art Students League of New York with David Leffel, Master Painter Lajos Markos, Robert Beverly Hale and Michael Burban.

Best known for his florals and still lifes, his landscapes are equally captivating.

This award winning artist is a member of the Art Students League of New York, Signature Member Allied Artists, New York and Signature Member of Oil Painters of America.  He also received a Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Schiller International University, London

Robert A Johnson Resumé

GROUP SHOWS
•1991- 1997 - Salmagundi Club of New York
•1992, 1993 - Knickerbocker Artists, NY, Washington
•1993 -"The Flower Show” Grand Central Galleries, 57th Street, NY
•1996 -"Fields, Flowers, and Fence Posts", Meyer Gallery
•1996 - Oil Painters of America
•1996 - National Portrait Institute Winners Show, NY
•1997 - National Watercolor Society, New York
•1997 - Arts for the Parks, Jackson Hole, WY
•1997 - Washington Society of Portrait Artist - United States Senate Office Building
•1998 - Oil Painters of America
•1998 - Allied Artists; New York
•1999 - Allied Artists; New York
•1999 - Winter Landscapes; Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
•2000 - Oil Painters of America; Carmel, CA
•2000 - Arts for the Parks; Jackson Hole, WY

 

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