(1912 - 1959)
Thelma Beatrice Johnson Streat was active/lived in California, Oregon. Thelma Streat is known for portrait painter, designer, graphic artist.
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Biography Thelma Streat
The following, submitted November 2005, is written by L. Kemp of the Thelma Johnson Streat Project.
Thelma Beatrice Johnson was born in Yakima, Washington on August 29,
1912 to James and Gertrude Johnson. The family moved to Boise,
Idaho, and then to Pendleton, Oregon before settling in Portland.
Johnson (Streat) evinced a natural ability in the arts at early age and
painting at age seven.
After graduating from Washington High School in Portland in 1932,
Johnson set out to pursue a career in art. On January 27 of
the following year, singer Roland Hayes purchased four of her
paintings, including a Portrait of Roland Hayes. In July, two
paintings appeared in a non
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