W. Medford Johnston (03/02/1941- ) was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He is known for producing two-dimensional images that are derived from three dimensional forms. He also has experience with graphic design. In 1965 he earned a BA degree from Georgia State University, and in 1967 he received an MFA degree from Florida State University. Johnston taught design, drawing and painting at Georgia State University from 1967 through 1997. He served as Director of the Graduate Fine Arts Program a GSU for 12 years. He retired as Professor Emeritus in 1997. Johnston exhibited extensively since the 1960s. He had multiple solo exhibitions at the Heath Gallery, The Arnold Gallery and the Sandler Hudson Gallery, all in Atlanta, GA. His works are in the permanent collections of several institutions, including the Asheville Art Museum, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, the Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN, the Huntsville museum of Art, AL, the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA, the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX and the New Olreans Museum of Art, LA. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA.