J. Seward Johnson Jr.
When Now becomes Then
In front of Synovus on the RiverWalk

After a lifetime as a painter, in 1968, J. Seward Johnson, Jr., turned his talents to the medium of sculpture. Since then, more than 200 of Johnson’s lifesize cast bronze figures have been featured in private collections in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, as well as prominent places in the public realm such as the Rockefeller Center and the World Trade Center in New York City and Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, Canada. Johnson’s most dramatic work — and also his largest — is the 70’ aluminum giant entitled “The Awakening.” This sculpture was selected for the International Sculpture Conference Exhibition and is sited in Washington, D.C. on a long term loan. Subsequent exhibitions include: the Galleria Ca D’oro, Piazza di Spagna, Rome, the RW Norton Art Museum, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Wave Hill Sculpture Park, the Jacksonville Art Museum, at Yale University, and solo exhibitions in Connecticut, New Jersey, Texas, California, New York, Washington, D.C., as well as in Mexico and Canada. Corporate collectors include the Nike Corporation, Arthur Andersen, Dial, Commerz Bank, and The Trammell Crow Company. Two exhibitions of Johnson’s realistic sculptures are now touring in major European cities and will continue throughout the next year.

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