Marie Labes Johnson
(1906 - 1985)
Marie Labes Johnson was active/lived in Washington, Illinois. Marie Johnson is known for Painting, sculpture, printmaking, teaching.
Biography Marie Labes Johnson
Marie Labes Johnson was born in Chicago in 1906. She grew up in Chicago and graduated from Albany Park Dramatic School and the Chicago Art Institute. She was a dramatic art and fine art teacher for several years at the Lincoln Music School in Chicago.
In 1931, she moved with her parents and sister to Washington state and they settled in Walnut Manor, their home in Bellevue, where she set up her art studio in a log cabin at the back of the property. Her studio cabin was built without nails in the 1880s.
A press release photograph of her as she painted in her studio, with her horse, Lady Divine, looking in the door was featured in newspapers all over the country in 1934. Animals became a favorite subject for her oil and w
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