About the Artist

Roger Hayden Johnson has been painting since the age of ten, when he begged his parents to buy him a set of oil paints after watching the movie "Lust for Life," in which Kirk Douglas played the role of Vincent Van Gogh. He taught himself to paint the landscapes near the small Iowa farm where he grew up. He later studied art at Central College in Pella, Iowa, and earned a master's degree in art and art history at the University of Northern Iowa and a Master of Fine Arts degree in drawing and painting at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Recent News

  • Raitman Art Galleries in Vail (223 Gore Creek Dr.) is having a Roger Hayden Johnson winter exhibition Nov. 29 - Jan. 12. Roger will be making gallery appearances on Nov. 30th, Dec. 28th, and Jan. 3rd. You are invited to come in and visit with Roger and see his latest paintings!

    Posted November 17, 2019
  • Western Art & Architecture magazine featured Roger in an article in its August/September issue. Read it HERE!

    Posted August 29, 2019
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