Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982

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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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referencedIn Garman, Ed. Oral history interview with Ed Garman, 1998 Mar. 25-30. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Jonson, Raymond : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
creatorOf Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982. Raymond Jonson papers, 1910-1964. Archives of American Art
creatorOf JONSON, RAYMOND. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Adams, Kenneth M. Oral history interview with Kenneth M. Adams, 1964 Apr. 23. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Nordfeldt, Bror Julius Olsson, 1878-1955. Bror Julius Olsson (B.J.O.) Nordfeldt papers, 1909-1989. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Jonson, Raymond, 1891- : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Head, Cloyd. Cloyd Head papers, 1895-1968. Newberry Library
creatorOf Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. Ellen Van Volkenburg-Maurice Browne general correspondence, 1911- University of Michigan
creatorOf Art League of New Mexico. Art League of New Mexico records, 1936-1970, 1941-1953. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982. Correspondence with Margaret Naumburg, 1932. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Raymond Jonson Collection, 1922-1960 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Garman, Ed,. Oral history interview with Ed Garman, 1998 Mar. 25-30 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Jonson, Raymond, 1891-. Raymond Jonson interview, 1980 Aug. 9 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Jonson, Raymond, 1891-. Raymond Jonson interview, 1964 Apr. 23 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lloyd Lózes Goff Papers, 1905-1971 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960. Ernest L. Blumenschein papers, 1946-1955. Museum of New Mexico Library
creatorOf Pelton, Agnes, 1881-1961. Agnes Pelton papers, 1886-1958. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts (Museum of New Mexico). Museum of Fine Arts exhibition vertical file, 1917-[ongoing]. Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Art League of New Mexico records, 1936-1970, 1941-1953 The University of New Mexico, University Libraries, Center for SouthwestResearch
referencedIn Adams, Kenneth M. Oral history interview with Kenneth M. Adams, 1964 Apr. 23. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982. Oral history interview with Raymond Jonson, 1980 Aug. 9. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts (Museum of New Mexico). Museum of Fine Arts vertical file of New Mexican artists, 1917-[ongoing]. Museum of New Mexico Library
creatorOf Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982. Oral history interview with Raymond Jonson, 1964 Apr. 23. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Johnson, Arthur (Arthur Harold), b. 1898. Arthur Johnson Papers, 1887-1980, (bulk 1930-1970). University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Arthur Johnson Papers, 1887-1980, 1930-1970 The University of New Mexico, University Libraries, Center for SouthwestResearch
creatorOf Bisttram, Emil, 1895-1976. Emil J. Bisttram papers, 1902-1982. Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Adams, Kenneth M. person
associatedWith Albers, Josef. person
associatedWith Art League of New Mexico. corporateBody
associatedWith Bisttram, Emil, 1895-1976. person
associatedWith Bloch, Albert, 1882-1961. person
associatedWith Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960. person
associatedWith Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. person
associatedWith Cheney, Sheldon, 1886- person
associatedWith Dasburg, Andrew, 1887-1979. person
associatedWith De Kooning, Elaine. person
associatedWith Federal Art Project (N.M.) corporateBody
associatedWith Garman, Ed, person
associatedWith Goff, Lloyd Lózes, 1917-1983 person
associatedWith Head, Cloyd. person
associatedWith Hiler, Hilaire, 1898-1966. person
associatedWith Johnson, Arthur (Arthur Harold), b. 1898. person
associatedWith Jonson Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Levy, Beatrice S. (Beatrice Sophia), 1892-1974. person
associatedWith Loomis, Sylvia Glidden person
associatedWith Museum of Fine Arts (Museum of New Mexico) corporateBody
associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Nordfeldt, Bror Julius Olsson, 1878-1955. person
associatedWith O'Hara, Eliot, 1890-1969. person
associatedWith O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986. person
associatedWith Pelton, Agnes, 1881-1961. person
associatedWith Platt, Susan Noyes, 1945- person
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Wells, Cady, 1904-1954. person
associatedWith Xceron, Jean, 1890-1967. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Mexico
New Mexico--Albuquerque
New Mexico--Albuquerque
New Mexico--Albuquerque
New Mexico
New Mexico--Albuquerque
New Mexico--Albuquerque
Subject
Federal aid to the arts
Gallery directors
Muralists
Mural painting and decoration
Painters
Painters
Painters
Painting, Abstract
Art, American
Art, American
Art
Art
Art and state
Artists
Occupation
Painter
Artists
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Birth 1891-07-18

Death 1982-05-10

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