PATRICIA JOHANSONTimeline Biography1940-1967 | 1968-1970 | 1971-1994 | 1995-2003
1959 1967
Patricia Johanson with squirrel
Her "Color Room" at Bennington College, a walk-through sculptural environment, was visited by David Smith, and she worked as an assistant to Frederick Kiesler and Joseph Cornell.
Patricia Johanson, Mrs. Paul Feeley, Helen Frankenthaler, and Lisa Motherwell
Johanson developed friendships with Helen Frankenthaler and Barnett Newman before graduating from Bennington in 1962.
Patricia Johanson, Alvar Goossen and Georgia O'Keeffe
"William Clark", which placed color and form in physical space, was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Kunsthalle, Zurich, Grand Palais, Paris, and Tate Gallery, London.

Continue to 1968-1970
1940 1960 1964
Patricia Johanson was born in New York City, grew up in Olmsted parks, and spent summers in the Catskill Mountains.
'Color Room'
She began writing about designing the world as a work of art, and creating paintings where color and form was reduced to its simplest essence.
Helen Frankenthaler, Patricia Johanson, and E.C. Goossen
Johanson's first exhibit, "8 Young Artists" is considered the first exhibition of "Minimal Art".

Around this time she met Georgia O'Keeffe and traveled with her to Abiquiu to organise her paintings and photographs. Johanson encouraged O'Keeffe to produce her only large painting, "Above the Clouds".
'William Clark'