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Artist Jan Johansen


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Biography



"University of Art - whether you register early or late, you will never graduate." (author unknown)    This is my favorite quote.  Even after many many  years of painting every piece is a new beginning - a new subject or feel for the subject. A different day.  A different mood.  A new challenge.
 I'm a former elementary teacher.  Originally from North Dakota, I've lived most of my life in Minnesota.  I found my passion for art in the mid sixties, eventually earning a masters in art education.  My paintings are about what interests me. The western stuff?  I fell in love with Montana and the western art scene many years ago.  More about that and other things in "other stuff".


Selected shows include:
American Artists Professional League
Oil Painters of America
Western Art Association
Pastel Society of America
International Society of Pastel Artists
CM Russell Art Auction
Transparent Watercolor Society of America
Montana Watercolor Society
Allied Artists of America
Arts in Harmony International Show
"Masters in Miniature" Invitational CM Russell Museum
"Lewis and Clark" Invitational,Center for Western Studies, Sioux Falls
Duluth Art Institute Biennial

Publications:
"International Artist" Magazine June/July 1999
"International Pastel Artist" Magazine March/April 2001

Memberships:
Transparent Watercolor Society of America, signature member
Pastel Society of America, signature member
Oil Painters of America
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