Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982

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Dates:
Birth 1891-07-18
Death 1982-05-10
Americans

Biographical notes:

Raymond Jonson (1891-1982) was an American modernist painter and teacher. As a young man (1912 to 1917) he was the lighting, stage set, costume and graphics designer for the Chicago Little Theatre, America's first experimental theater, and later founded the Transcendental Painting Group (1938). He organized the Modern Wing at the Museum of New Mexico and taught art classes at his Atalaya Art School and at the University of New Mexico, retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1954. In 1950 he established the Jonson Gallery on the UNM campus, and for the WPA he produced six large murals for the University. Much of his art focuses on the American Southwest.

From the guide to the Raymond Jonson Collection, 1922-1960, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Painter, gallery director; Albuquerque, N.M.

From the description of Raymond Jonson interview, 1964 Apr. 23 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77950006

Raymond Jonson (1891-1982) was a painter and gallery director from Albuquerque, N.M.

From the description of Oral history interview with Raymond Jonson, 1964 Apr. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 657040276

Raymond Jonson (1891-1982) was a painter from Albuquerque, N.M.

During the Depression he painted murals for several New Deal art programs. He taught at the University of New Mexico where the Jonson Gallery was erected in his honor. It houses the most complete permanent collection of Jonson's work.

From the description of Oral history interview with Raymond Jonson, 1980 Aug. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646398147

Painter; Albuquerque, N.M.

Painted murals for the WPA Federal Art Project and other New Deal art programs. He taught at the University of New Mexico where the Jonson Gallery was erected in his honor, housing the most complete permanent collection of Jonson's work.

From the description of Raymond Jonson papers, 1910-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81049464

Painter; Albuquerque, N.M.

During the Depression he painted murals for several New Deal art programs. He taught at the University of New Mexico where the Jonson Gallery was erected in his honor. It houses the most complete permanent collection of Jonson's work.

From the description of Raymond Jonson interview, 1980 Aug. 9 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82680843

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Subjects:

  • Art--Painters
  • Painters--Interviews
  • Muralists
  • Art, American
  • Federal aid to the arts
  • Art and state
  • Artists--New Mexico
  • Painters--New Mexico
  • Painters
  • Art--New Mexico
  • Gallery directors--Interviews
  • Painting, Abstract
  • Art, American--20th century
  • Mural painting and decoration--20th century

Occupations:

  • Artists
  • Painter

Places:

  • New Mexico (as recorded)
  • New Mexico (as recorded)
  • New Mexico--Albuquerque (as recorded)
  • New Mexico--Albuquerque (as recorded)
  • New Mexico--Albuquerque (as recorded)
  • New Mexico--Albuquerque (as recorded)
  • New Mexico--Albuquerque (as recorded)