(1891 - 1982)
Raymond (Carl Raymond) Jonson was active/lived in New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa. Raymond Jonson is known for geometric views-non objective and figure painting.
Jonson is best known as the founder of the Transcendental Painters
Group in Santa Fe, where he settled in 1924 and painted works that were
pure abstraction. Before this time, he was in Chicago for fourteen
years and there had many formative experiences that led to his later
career. His mentor in Chicago was modernist B.J.O. Nordfeldt, and he
was much affected by the Armory Show Exhibition of 1913 when it
traveled to Chicago. For five years, Jonson was at the city's
avant-garde Little Theatre, where he was a set and lighting designer.
he left Chicago to avoid "crowds, dirt, and chaos of the city for
peace, serenity and closeness to nature that he could find in Santa
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