AMERICAN GALLERY

Greatest American Painters

Richard S. Johnson (1939)

Posted by L. A. on September 24, 2012


Evening Comes

Ariana

The Settee

Paper And Porcelain

Venice And Roses

A Summer Moment

Bluebirds

Repose

Bedtime Stories

Aurora

Cottage Fence

Softened In Sunshine

Battenberg Fan

Embers Glow

The White Rose

After The Dance

Serenity Dawn

The Copper Rose

Cartagena

Ingenue

Intermezzo

Lady And Roses

Arising

Story Book – One Before Bed

Sunshine And Lace

El Fuego

Simple Graces

Parting Glance

Pirouette

When Morning Breaks

© Richard S. Johnson

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5 Responses to “Richard S. Johnson (1939)”

  1. Bruce said

    Interesting how, with one exception (“Parting Glance”), the lady in every painting is either looking away or down in a demure manner. No one else engages the viewer at all. I wonder what that means, if anything. Perhaps it’s part of a concept of ideal feminine beauty from a previous generation.

  2. Stephanie said

    Not many portrait artists will draw me to make a comment, but this artist’s work is stunning. I love how he ties the woman’s garments in with the landscape. Each painting has a very distinctive light source, and each light source is from a different angle. I love how he can depict candlelight, natural sunlight, sunlight streaming from a window, and the light shining through an object, like the umbrella. It shows he has had much fun in being diverse, yet keeping a uniform image to his work.

  3. Hi, I’m Richard Johnson the artist who painted these pieces. i am so honored that you share them with others. The reason that I don’t often have the subject look out at the viewer is that I am interested in capturing intimate moments. I want the viewer to engage with the subject in that one moment, to feel the sunlight, and to see the flowers, and smell the grass. I am inviting you to be there in that moment with the person in the painting. I want the subject of the painting to be a shared place in time.

    Thank you for your interest in my work.
    Sincerely,
    Richard S. Johnson

  4. Karen said

    Oh my goodness I love art however came across this artist by mistake and really feel the need to comment – Never have I seen such beautiful feminine females in my life , what stunning breathtaking paintings……………..I can actually feel ” feelings” when I look at the paintings , I am taken to dreams and thought in my mind and I LIKE THEY FEELINGS!!!!!!!!!

    I feel this is the way females should be portrayed……………..

    I need to elaborat on my comment – when I say I can feel feelings , I mean where they are , the weather , the time of day ,I feel transported to that time and place , and to be able to make someone feel that is truly wonderful.

    P.S – Who are these beautiful woman………………………………..

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