Sailing to Byzantium - Ynez Johnston

Ynez Johnston, 1956

Ynez Johnston ( born 1920) graduated in 1946 from University of California, Berkeley with honors as a painter and printmaker. Her early work reflected the environment of San Francisco's Chinatown as well as the hills and tempo of the city. While teaching at UC Berkeley she earned an MFA, and travels in Europe and Mexico.

In 1951 she moved to Los Angeles to teach at Chouinard Art Institute. Early grants from the Huntington Hartford, Tiffany and Guggenheim Foundations for her painting and printmaking led to national and international exhibitions and a NEA grant. Extended itineraries in India and Europe enhanced her visual experiences to be expressed through etchings and woodcuts, collages, paintings, wood and bronze sculptures.
H 13 3/8'' X W 20 3/8''
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