Richard Johnston (9/22/1942 - 12/12/2017)

Born in Kankakee, Ill, Richard's family relocated to Southern California when he was young.  Attending ceramic artist Marguirite Wildenhain's Pond Farm, El Camino College, working for Charles and Ray Eames, led Richard to Cranbrook Academy of Art earning an MFA in small metals. Upon graduation, Richard was lured to the mountains of Utah by Doug Snow, also a Cranbrook graduate. Richard taught for the next 25 years, building a legacy of public work and establishing The Depot in North Salt Lake. He transitioned from Director of the Salt Lake Art Center to founding Director of the Robert Fullerton Museum of Art at California State University San Bernardino and Professor of Art for the next 25 years. He retired to northern Utah in 2016.

EDUCATION
1968                        CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART
                                 M.F.A., Studio Art
1966                       CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Long Beach
                                 B.A., Studio Art
1962                       EL CAMINO COLLEGE
                                General Education

EXPERIENCE
1968-1990            Professor of Art
                                University of Utah
                                Salt Lake City, Utah

1983-1986            Director
                                Salt Lake Art Center
                                Salt Lake City, Utah

1990-present        Professor of Art
                                California State University,
                                San Bernardino, Ca.

1990-1996            Director
                                Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum
                                California State University
                                San Bernardino, Ca.
 

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Dual Courtyards
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Mastadon
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Pelican
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Presidents Grove Landsc...
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Untitled
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Untitled "Arch Form & T...
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Untitled (Horse Form)
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Wooden Wing