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Lester Johnson

 (1919 - 2010)
Lester Frederick Johnson was active/lived in Connecticut, New York.  Lester Johnson is known for modernist street people figure and genre painting, teaching.

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Lester Johnson


Lester Johnson, Expressionist Painter, Dies at 91.  By William Grimes
The New York Times, obituary, June 8, 2010

Lester Johnson, an admired artist whose expressionist brushwork lent vigor and force to the human figure — isolated and embattled, or alive with the joy of movement in crowds — died on May 30.  He was 19 and lived in Southampton on Long Island.

His death, at a nursing home in Westhampton, N.Y., was confirmed by his son, Anthony.

Mr. Johnson, a maverick associate of the Abstract Expressionists in New York, found his subject matter in the joys and sorrows of ordinary people on the street. His boxy figures of the 1960s, somberly painted in thick impasto their features often scratched into the surfac  ...  Displaying 750 of 12105 characters.



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Mr. Johnson in his studio, circa 1968




About  Lester Johnson

Born:  1919 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Died:   2010 - Westhampton, New York
Known for:  modernist street people figure and genre painting, teaching