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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Richard Johnson Show This Weekend

Lilies & Lace
March 4th & 5th, the Key West Gallery is proud to host Richard Johnson for an exciting weekend of art with this great American artist.  Johnson’s ability to capture the grace and beauty of his female models has made him a favorite of art lovers.  The peaceful elegance of his work makes every viewer feel relaxed and captivated.  Johnson’s talent was clear from a young age, while in grade school he won a scholarship to the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago and later attended American Academy of Art.    

Richard Johnson’s works feature bold uses of color, brush strokes and infusion of impasto create delicate renderings of the human face.    With many awards and accolades to his name Johnson has earned respect and admiration from many in the art community.   Among some of his honors are
  • 2005 JURY`S TOP 50 and HONERABLE MENTION Salon International, International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX.  
  • 2003 AWARD OF EXCELENCE, Oil Painters of America Midwest Regional Juried Exhibition, Hilligoss Gallery, Chicago IL
  • 2003 FINALIST in the RSVP: THE DIRECTORY of ILLUSTRATION and DESIGN PORTRAIT COMPETITION, to be featured on their Web Site in spring of 2004 and displayed in May of 2004 at The Society of Illustrators in New York, NY
  • 2003 Finalist in ARTIST’S MAGAZINE 20th Annual Art Competition
  • 2002 Finalist in ARTIST’S MAGAZINE 19th Annual Art Competition

In addition Richard Johnson has completed many high profile commissions including but not limited to; John F. Kennedy at the JFK Memorial Library in Boston, a commemorative painting of Presidents from Eisenhower to Bush currently hanging at the Presidential Council on Physical Fitness in Washington D.C. and a limited edition of the USA Olympic Ski Team. 

To RSVP for this show contact the Key West Gallery at

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