Meet the Auction Artist: Stephen T. Johnson

March Madness has taken over Lawrence, including the Art Auction! Stephen T. Johnson’s depiction of KU Basketball star Frank Mason captures the grace and power of the game infused with Jayhawk pride. See this piece in the galleries as part of this year’s Benefit Art Auction through April 14 or click here to bid online.

Stephen T. Johnson “Frank Mason” (2018) pastel on paper, 22 x 28″

About the Artist

Stephen T. Johnson’s visually arresting and conceptually rich body of work forges connections between words, objects and ideas. His art spans a broad range of concepts and contexts and can be seen in site-specific public art commissions, gallery and museum exhibitions, and original award-winning children’s books such “Alphabet City,” a Caldecott Honor and a New York Times Best Illustrated book of the year.

His drawings and paintings are in numerous private collections including those of musician Paul Simon and actress Cherry Jones, and in the permanent collections of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut, and the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C..

To learn more about Johnson, visit his website.