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Floyd Johnson

 (born 1932)
Floyd N. Johnson is active/lives in Kansas.  

Biography   Floyd Johnson


Johnson was born October 1, 1932.  Grew up in Topeka and graduated from Topeka High School in 1951.  Self-educated as an artist. Enlisted in the Air Force and began to receive national recognition as a painter.  Stopped painting after a series of exhibitions in New York in the early 1950s but continued to work on figurative drawings.   Resumed painting on a large scale in 1967-70.

Exhibitions: 4th Missouri Valley Exhibition, 1950; 5th Missouri Valley Exhibition, 1951; Downtown Gallery, NY 1950-52; Everson Museum of Art, 1972.

Awards: Scholastic Magazines Regional Art Exhibition, 1948.

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Pamphlet file at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library in Washington, DC.; Topeka Capital (Mar. 4, 1948, June 12, 1951, Sept. 16, 1951).



This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.



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