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

  • Roger and Mary just returned from a trip to Spain and Italy. Watch for new paintings soon!

    Posted June 26, 2022
  • Roger has a new ad out in the April/May issue of Western Art & Architecture for two 80 x 36 paintings titled naples, red skiff and naples, yellow skiff. Click on the image to enlarge the ad, or view the paintings on Roger's gallery page for The Marshall Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona (available separately or together).

    Posted March 20, 2022
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