John Johannsen began developing his singular style following studies of color and design with Rudolph Schaeffer in San Francisco. He began painting in 1952 and first showcased his vibrant canvases in a one-man show at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. Subsequently, he presented one-man and group shows at prestigious galleries in San Francisco, Dallas, New York and Reno.
For 17 years he was visual merchandising manager at Saks Fifth Avenue's Northern California stores. He and two partners launched and, for the next 15 years, operated shops at Lake Tahoe and in Paris. John's art, a union of naive subjects viewed with a sophisticated approach, has emerged in his design of everything from glittering galas and gowns to charming gift items and fancifully painted furniture.
John now produces his art in a studio in the historic Gold Country town of Jackson, California.
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