J. Theodore Johnson

Fellow: Awarded 1929

Field of Study: Fine Arts

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 11-07-1902

Died: 11-02-1963

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1929–30:

Johnson, John Theodore: Appointed for creative work in painting, abroad; tenure, twelve months from May 1, 1929.

Born November 7, 1902, at Oregon, Illinois. Education: Art Institute of Chicago, 1921–25 (American Travelling Scholarship, 1924; Bryan Lathrop Scholarship, 1925–26).

Artist; Instructor in Life Drawing, Art Institute of Chicago, 1928–29.

Principal Paintings: Portrait, Mary, awarded the Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Medal, Chicago Artists Exhibition, 1928, now in permanent collection of Art Institute of Chicago; Suzanne—Nude, awarded the Joseph N. Eisendrath Prize, Art Institute of Chicago, 1928; Portrait of Professor Harry A. Bigelow in University of Chicago Law Library; Portrait of Professor Henry J. Cox in office of the Geographic Society of Chicago, Field Museum of Natural History; The Black Mantilla, awarded the Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Medal and first purchase prize of $2,500, at the Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture, 1928, Art Institute of Chicago.

Exhibited in the Annual American Exhibitions in Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, St. Louis, Buffalo, Washington, and Rochester.  Exhibited in the Eighth International Water Color Exhibition, 1928, Art Institute of Chicago. One-man shows of Oils and Water Colors: The Arts Club of Chicago, March, 1928; The Art Institute of Chicago, Summer, 1928; Davenport, Cedar Rapids, and Des Moines, Iowa, 1928.