Artist of the moment…..Raymond Jonson

Raymond Jonson was an American modernist born in 1891 in the city of Chariton, Iowa. For his artistic education Jonson attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Jonson also attended the Chicago Art Institute.

In the beginning of his career the artist was based out of Chicago. A major influence was the artist Bror a.k.a. as B.J.O. Nordfeldt, who was a modernist painter that moved to America from Sweden.  Below an example of Nordfeldt’s style.

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Jonson is renown as the founder of the Transcendental Painters Group of Sante Fe, New Mexico. The artist relocated to this region in the mid 1920s. He founded the Transcendental Painters Group in 1938.

Jonson was a longtime professor at the University of New Mexico located in Albuquerque.

In this clip we view a work titled “Arroyo 4” at auction:

A major influence on Jonson was the painter Wassily Kandinsky and his infamous Armory show in Chicago of 1912. This clip talks about this show and many works of Jonson are featured.

Raymond Johnson passed away in 1982 at the age of 91 years old.

price range information:  Most works priced between $5,000 and $100,000.

Below we get a further look into Jonson’s group, the Transcendental Painter’s Group:

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