J. Seward Johnson Jr Sculpture (Sepia)
Part of the "Dejeuner Deja Vu" sculpture grouping by J Seward Johnson Jr., done in Sepia. Seen at "Grounds for Sculpture", Hamilton Township, New Jersey
After a lifetime as a painter, in 1968, J. Seward Johnson, Jr., turned his talents to the medium of sculpture. Since then, more than 200 of Johnson's lifesize cast bronze figures have been featured in private collections in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, as well as prominent places in the public realm such as the Rockefeller Center and the World Trade Center in New York City and Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, Canada. Johnson's most dramatic work -- and also his largest -- is the 70' aluminum giant entitled "The Awakening." This sculpture was selected for the International Sculpture Conference Exhibition and is sited in Washington, D.C. on a long term loan. Subsequent exhibitions include: the Galleria Ca D'oro, Piazza di Spagna, Rome, the RW Norton Art Museum, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Wave Hill Sculpture Park, the Jacksonville Art Museum, at Yale University, and solo exhibitions in Connecticut, New Jersey, Texas, California, New York, Washington, D.C., as well as in Mexico and Canada. Corporate collectors include the Nike Corporation, Arthur Andersen, Dial, Commerz Bank, and The Trammell Crow Company. Two exhibitions of Johnson's realistic sculptures are now touring in major European cities and will continue throughout the next year.
Photographs and articles about Johnson's realistic works have appeared in Time, Art News, Art in America, U.S. News and World Report, Travel and Leisure, Smithsonian, and Life magazines, in addition to The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. A comprehensive book on the artist, entitled "Celebrating the Familiar," has been published and is available at bookstores and through the artist's curator.
Seen at the Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey.