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George Johanson Artist Talk with Reception to Follow
May 5 • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm• Free
George Johanson – New Linocuts
May 2 – 26, 2018
Artist talk: Saturday, May 5th, 2:00 pm
Reception to follow
Karin Clarke Gallery is pleased to welcome distinguished Portland artist George Johanson for a show of his new colorful reduction linocut prints this May.
A painter, printmaker and ceramic tile artist, George Johanson studied at the Museum Art School in Portland with further study in New York as well as London. He taught at the Museum Art School (now the Pacific Northwest College of Art) for 25 years until his retirement in 1980.
He has had more than 60 one man shows and is represented in public and private collections including the Portland Art Museum, the Smithsonian National Collection, in Washington, D.C. and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He received the Oregon Governor’s Arts Award. In 1992.
In 2002 the Portland Art Museum presented an exhibition of his drawings titled “Equivalents- Portraits of 80 Oregon Artists”. He was given a 60 year retrospective of his work at the Hallie Ford Museum, Salem in 2007. The monograph George Johanson: Image and Idea by Roger Hull will be for sale in the gallery during this show. In 2010 the Pacific Northwest College of Art presented a major selection of his paintings titled “Seven Decades”.
Johanson, now 89 years old, continues active work in his Portland studio and is represented in Portland at Augen Gallery.
Please join us on Saturday, May 5th, for an Artist Talk, where George will describe the reduction linocut process and answer questions about his work. A reception will follow the talk.