Jean L. P. Johanson papers, circa 1930-1985  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Johanson, Jean L. P
Title
Jean L. P. Johanson papers
Dates
circa 1930-1985 (inclusive)
1933-1966 (bulk)
Quantity
1.08 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection Number
3913 (Accession No. 3913-001)
Summary
Bellevue sculptor and mosaic artist, graduate of the University of Washington
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Jean (Louise Peterson) Johanson, Northwest sculptress and artist, was born in Spokane, Washington on October 3, 1911. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington in 1934. She studied under Dudley Pratt and completed advanced studies under Alexander Archipenko in sculpting. Studies in metalwork jewelry were undertaken with Ruth Penington.

Jean Johanson's work has been exhibited at the New York World's Fair (1939), the National Exhibition of American Artists in New York (1936), and the Seattle Art Museum (1936-1938, one artist show in 1944). Among her several first place awards for sculpture are two Music and Art Foundation awards presented in1936 and 1938. Several commissions for mosaics and sculptures completed by the artist are located in the Seattle area. Sculpture works include, the 'Spirit of Medicine,' done in collaboration with Dudley Pratt in 1948 and located at the Health Sciences building on the University of Washington campus. The metal fountain at Westlake Square (1966) and the chapel doors at Orthopedic Hospital are other examples of her work. Her mosaics may be found at the Unitarian Church in Bellevue, Holy Family Church in Kirkland, Nordstrom's Department Store in Seattle, and at the Broadmoor Golf Club, also in Seattle.

Professional activities include, membership in the Northwest Institute of Sculpture and service as President of the Northwest Designer Craftsman organization. Jean Johanson was married to architect, Perry Johanson of Naramore, Bain, Brady, and Johanson architectural firm in Seattle and lived on Mercer Island.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Speeches, sketches, correspondence, student writings, related papers.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  Professional PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Commissions and Projects
Box/Folder
1/1
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Award - Mosaic
1959
1/2
Becon, Jean
1977
1/3
Broadmoor Golf Club
undated
1/4
Carlstrom, Scheffler
1977
3/1
Chief Seattle Speech Mosaic at Seattle Center
1962
3/2
Church of the Epiphany - St Francis Sculpture
1962
1/4
Edlefson
undated
3/3
Georgia Pacific
1952
1/5
Graham, Marj
1961
1/4
Hilton Inn (Airport)
undated
3/4
Homes, Thomas and Janet - Mosaic
undated
1/6
Holy Family Church (Kirkland) - Mosaic
undated
3/5
Jewelry, Completed
1964-1985
3/6
Lloyd Center (Portland) - Mosaic
1959
3/7
Lovett, Wendell and Johanson Drawings
undated
3/8
Naramore, Bain, Brady, and Johanson
1965
3/9
Nordstrom's Shoe Store (Seattle) - Mosaic
1959
3/10
Orthopedic Hospital - Chapel Doors
1953
3/11
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church - Sculpture Panels
1963-1964
1/7
Small Job
1977
1/7
Unexecuted Bank Job
undated
3/12
Unitarian Church (Factoria) - Mosaic
1962
1/8
Unitarian Church (Spokane)
undated
3/13
United Presbyterian Church (Seattle) - Tower
1954
3/14
Westlake Square (Seattle) - Fountain Sculpture
1965-1967

Series 2:  Personal PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder
1/9
Miscellaneous
Callahan, Kenneth (1936); Densey, Grace (1953); Fuller, Richard E. (1936-1941); Ganges, Arnold G. (1953); Hogness, John R. (1965); Malone, Dorothy (1942); Robinson, George (1940); Taylor, Councill (1939); Wylly, G.P. (1939); Unidentified (1942-1962, undated)
1936-1962
Student Notes
Box/Folder
1/10
Architecture 3
1933
1/11-12
Geology 1
1931
1/13
History of Music
1934
1/14-15
History of Religion; History of Religion 114
1930-1931
1/16
Literature
undated
1/17
Literature, Bible As
1934
1/18
Oriental Studies 115
undated
1/19
Philosophy
1934, undated
1/20
Various Subjects
1934
Student Writings
Box/Folder
1/21
Literature, Various Assignments
undated
1/22-23
Literature 164; 165; 166; 177
1933, undated
1/24
Music Appreciation
1934
1/24
Oriental Studies 115
undated
1/25
Various Subjects
undated
Writings (Including Notes)
Box/Folder
1/26
"Diary of Little Tine"
1943
1/26
"Idol Behind Altars - Mexican Messiah"
undated
1/26
Unidentified
undated
Writings, Others
Box/Folder
1/27
"The Red Dog" by Marian L. Purvis
undated
Speeches (Including Notes and Visual Aids)
Box/Folder
4/1
Crafts Today - given to the AIA Guild
1967
1/28
Diversity in Art Expression
undated
1/28
German Art Under Hitler
undated
1/28
Life of Jean Johanson
undated
1/29
Mexican Heritage - given at the Seattle Art Museum
undated, 1966
4/2
Modern Art, Apology for
undated
1/30
Mosaics, Speeches on - given at the Seattle Art Museum
1966, undated
1/29
Stone Carving
undated
Artwork, Sketches by Jean Johnson
Box/Folder
4/3
Designs - for Cards, Invitations, Announcements
1972-1980, undated
4/4
Designs - for Embroidery
1979, undated
4/5
Designs - for Jewelry
undated
1/31
Designs - Paul Bunyan Theme
undated
4/6
Designs - Ski Panel Figures
undated
1/32
Designs - Various Pencil Drawings
undated
1/33
Notebook, Looseleaf - Of Sketches
1934
1/34-35
Notebooks of Sketches (Five Items)
1935-1935, undated
4/6
Sketches - Animal, Bird Figures
undated
4/6
Sketches - Beach, Hawaii
1965
1/36
Sketches - Nudes, Sitting Female Figure
undated
1/36
Sketches - Seattle, Stylized Map of
undated
4/7
Sketches - On Tracing Paper
undated
1/37
Sketch Pads (Four Items)
undated
4/8
Studies in Black and White
undated
1/38
Studies in Charcoal
undated
Photographs
Box/Folder
1/39
Photo of Jean Johanson
undated
1/39
Photos of Sculptures by Jean Johanson
1929-1946, undated
Clippings
Box/Folder
2/1
Annual Exhibit of NW Artists - Seattle Art Museum
1936
2/2
Annual Exhibit of NW Artists - Seattle Art Museum
1938
4/9
Annual Matrix Table Awards
1939
4/10
Contemporary American Painters and Sculptors Exhibit
1953
4/11
Exhibits, Other
1937-1964
4/12
Family Members, Various
undated
4/13
Hennessey, Mrs. A.E. (Mary Erckenbrack) - Artist
undated
4/14
Johanson, Mr. Perry - Architect
1938, undated
4/15
Mexican Heritage Speech - Given at Seattle Art Museum
undated
4/15
Miscellaneous
1961-1969
4/13
Pratt, Dudley - Sculptor and UW Professor
1937, undated
4/15
Professional Organization Activities
1936, undated
Art Exhibition Brochures
Box/Folder
2/3
Art Exhibition Brochures
Alumni Exhibition of the School of Art (UW); American Craftmen's Council Exhibit - Henry Gallery; Annual Exhibition of NW Artists - Seattle Art Museum; Sculpture of the Pacific NW - University of Oregon
1936-1961, undated
Awards
Box/Folder
2/4
Awards
Superior Craftman in Sculpture; Superior Design and Execution in Rock Mosaics; Superior Design and Execution in Pebble Mosaic
1953-1961
Ephemera
Box/Folder
2/5
Ephemera
1939-1970

Series 3:  Perry Johanson PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/6
Invitations and Programs
1941-1947

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Artists--Washington (State)
  • Sculptors--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Johanson, Jean L. P.--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986 (creator)
    • Fuller, Richard E. (Richard Eugene), 1897-1976 (creator)
    • Johanson, Perry B. (Perry Bertil), 1910- (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)