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artist , educator

Lester Larue Johnson,, American artist, educator. Recipient John S. Newberry Purchase prize, 54th Exhibit Michigan Artists, Detroit Institute Arts, 1964, recognition award African-American Music Festival; grantee Andrerw W. Mellon Foundation.


Johnson,, Lester Larue was born on September 28, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Lester L. and Haroldine M. (Stanley) Johnson.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Michigan, 1973;Master of Fine Arts, University of Michigan, 1974.


Professor drawing and painting College Art and Design, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, since 1975.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibitions include Whitney Museum Art, National Academy Design, New York City, Kalamazoo Institute Arts, Michigan, Saginaw Art Museum, Detroit Institute Arts, University Michigan Museum Art, Ann Arbor, Centro de Memoria e Cultura dos Correios, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Detroit Pretty City at G.R. N'Namdi Gallery and the University Cultural Association, 2003, Klemm Gallery, Siena Heights University, Adrian, 2004, Buckham Gallery, Flint, 2005, Represented in permanent collections Osaka University Arts, Japan, Museum Afro-Brasileiro at Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, Federal Reserve Bk. Chicago, Detroit, University Michigan Museum Art, Ann Arbor, University Michigan Cardiovascular Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, principal works include Bishop International Airport, Flint, University Michigan Museum Art, Ann Arbor.


Lester L. Johnson,

Haroldine M. (Stanley) Johnson,