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Fridolf Lester Johnson

writer , graphic designer

Fridolf Lester Johnson, American writer, graphic designer. Fridolf Johnson Archives (collection of files on graphic arts, writings) located in State Library., Albany, New York. Recipient Merit award Art Directors Club, 1983.

Background

Johnson, Fridolf Lester was born on February 24, 1905 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Herman Oscar and Sophia Maria (Hanson) Johnson.

Education

Student, School Art Institute, 1925.

Career

Art director Frankel-Rose Company, Chicago, 1925-1934. Owner Contempo Art Service, Hollywood, California, 1948-1950, Mermaid Press, New York City, 1958-1988.

Achievements

  • Fridolf Johnson Archives (collection of files on graphic arts, writings) located in State Library., Albany, New York.

Works

book Treasury of American Pen-and-Ink Illustration 1881 to1938

Connections

Married Heidi Ruth Lenssen, July 19, 1958.