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Thanos Johnson

Biography to Display: 

1922 Born, Howell, Michigan

2004 Died, Arizona

EDUCATION

1956 Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, GI Bill

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Menlo-Atherton High School, Atherton, California

US Army 10th Mountain Division

College of Marin, Kentfield, California

 

Thanos Johnson spent extended periods of time in Korea and in Japan where he worked with and was influenced by the philosophy and work of Shoji Hamada and the Mingei tradition. He used Japanese tools and techniques, including the Japanese hand wheel and Raku firing. His work ranged from functional to sculptures. He also produced a large body of water color paintings.

 

 

Typical Marks
1950s
1960s
mid-1960s
1970s
1976
Acteon
Date: 1966
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 8, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/johnson-1