(1921 - 2005)
Harvey William Johnson was active/lived in New Mexico. Harvey Johnson is known for western-Indian genre, illustration.
The following, submitted June 2003, is from Scott Johnson, relative of the artist:
Harvey's father was Burt Johnson, a noted sculptor whose death at the age of 37 cut short a very promising career. One of Harvey's earliest memories relating to his desire to become an artist was at the age of six modeling with the scraps of clay from the large piece on which his dad was working shortly before he died.
When Harvey was in the eighth grade, living in New York City, he entered a citywide art contest, which he won. Even then he was leaning towards the subjects that would shape his career. He drew an Indian being shot off his horse. In high school his talent continued to emerge and he became "artist in residence". He was named art e ... Displaying 750 of 6051 characters.