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Robert A. Johnson
217 Walnut Lane
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.

  .   2018-Gallery at Round Top, Round Top, TX


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MUSEUM SHOWS

   .    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,  Canada and others


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

•Master Signature Member Oil Painters of America(2016)


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

   .   Oil Painting with the Masters: by Cindy Salaski, North Light Books(August, 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

   .     Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

   .     Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas

   .     Anderson Gallery, Saint Simons, Island, GA.

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  1. .Southwest Art, “Power and Beauty, Robert Johnson

   Embraces the Aesthetic World”, August, 2015

.   American Impressionist Society, Vasari Award of Excellence, National Show, 2017

.   Oil Painters of America Western Regional, Savoir-Faire Award of Excellence, 2017

.    Oil Painters of America, Eastern Regional,  Award of Excellence, 2018