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.


Recent News

  • Roger's work will be featured at the Manitou Galleries' Group Show - "High Oasis" - at 123 West Palace Avenue in Santa Fe. Come meet Roger at the Friday, March 2nd opening between 5:00 and 7:30 p.m. Stop by the 225 Canyon Road location, too, where you can see his two most recent paintings, Little Flotilla and Big White Skiff.

    Posted March 1, 2018
  • Celebrate the New Year with Roger Hayden Johnson at Manitou Galleries' opening reception for the 2018 Calendar Show, Friday, Jan. 5th! Enjoy live music and refreshments from 5:00 to 7:30 at the 123 West Palace location in Santa Fe. The gallery will be giving away free 2018 calendars filled with new artwork to all guests at the opening. In the calendar, you will see two of Roger's paintings - A Trio in Sea Flat (30" x 30") and Nightwatch (46" x 40").

    Posted December 28. 2017
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