Old Homestead at Mt. Mitchell
Robert Johnson's (1944- ) artwork is inspired by a passion for the outdoors and is a journey of biology, cultural and spiritual discovery. He is most influenced by late Italian medieval painting, non western art forms and naïve or folk painters. Through his painting, Johnson seeks to intensify people's relationship with the environment and to endow them with a more explicit appreciation for place. His fellowships and grants include the North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship for Ecuador Project, a National Endowment for the Arts Southern Arts Federation Artist Grant, a North Carolina Arts Council Special Project Grant for State Park Series, Headlands Center for the Arts Residency, Sausalito, CA, and a Martin Luther King Fellowship, Fine Arts Center, Provincetown, MA.