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ID: 500006906
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500006906

 
Record Type: Person
Johnson, Ray (American painter, draftsman, and performance artist, 1927-1995)

Note: Studied at the Art Students League in New York 1944-1945, and at Black Mountain College, North Carolina from 1945-1948 under Josef Albers. At Black Mountain he met and associated with John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and Richard Lippold. His work involved collage, found objects, and elements of performance, including mail or correspondence art. He circulated art through the postal service under the names "New York Correspondance School" and "Buddha University." He committed suicide under mysterious circumstances that he may have considered a final work of art.

Names:
Johnson, Ray (preferred,V,index,LC)
Ray Johnson (V,display,LC)
Johnson, Raymond (V)
Johnson, Raymond Edward (U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
draftsman
performance artist
collagist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Detroit (Wayne county, Michigan, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Sag Harbor (Suffolk county, New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
associate of ....  Podber, Dorothy  
......................  (American performance artist and gallerist, ca. 1933-2008) [500128656]
collaborated with ....  Wilson, May  
................................  (American sculptor, painter, and collagist, 1905-1986) [500076583]
colleague of ....  Warhol, Andy  
......................  (American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker, 1928-1987) [500006031]
friend of ....  Name, Billy  
................  (American photographer, 1940-2016) [500125490]
student at (person to institution) ....  Black Mountain College  
............................................................  (American liberal arts college, active 1933-1957) [500125890]
student of ....  Albers, Josef  
..................  (German-American painter and theorist, 1888-1976) [500033049]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Johnson, Ray (I)

Biographies:
(American painter, draftsman, and performance artist, 1927-1995) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American artist, b.1927) ..... [BHA]
(American artist, 1927-) ..... [WCP]
(American artist, b.1927) ..... [WCI]
(American artist, born 1927) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(American painter, 1927-1995) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, 1927-1995) ..... [GRL]
(artist) ..... [GRI Special Collections]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]
(American artist, 1927-1995) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Johnson, Ray ........ [BHA Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, MoMA, WCI Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
..........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..........................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
..........................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-) 2006M8; 890164; 980063
..........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..........................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82233432
..........................  Witt Library, Authority files
Johnson, Raymond ........ [GRL, VP]
..................................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008)
..................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82233432
Johnson, Raymond Edward ........ [GRL, Grove Art]
...............................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
...............................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82233432
Ray Johnson ........ [GRISC, MoMA Preferred, VP]
........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
........................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-) 2004M13; 2004M13
........................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, Grove Art, MoMA, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n82233432
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008)
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n82233432
....................  MoMA, Library Catalog (1976)
....................  New York Art Yearbook 1 (1975-1976)
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-) 1976
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 24 May 2005
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