Larry Johnson – Professor


Emeritus Professor, IllustrationFormer Chair, Visual Arts

Throughout my career the focus of my creative activity has been to problem solve for two distinctly different audiences. As an illustrator and graphic designer I have in a very purposeful way served the needs of corporate, advertising, publication, and institutional accounts such as Grey Advertising, CBS Publications, the University of California, Pomona College, the Irvine Company, the Southern California Metropolitan Water District and Southern California Edison. Concurrent with that work I have always produced personal drawings that express lyrical and romantic impressions of the world around me, whether it is nature shaped by natural and/or human actions or witnessing the daily activities of people going about their lives.

I have participated in over thirty-five national exhibitions. The majority of these have been competitive juried venues for illustrators and artists specializing in works on paper. Special satisfaction has accompanied the receipt of awards of excellence, juror’s awards and publication in American Artist magazine’s Drawing Highlights in 1998. My illustrations have been exhibited at the American Museum of Illustration in New York City and in the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators annual Illustration West competitions. My drawings have been included in exhibitions at the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Palm Springs Desert Museum and the Laguna Art Museum as well as galleries in San Francisco, Phoenix, St Louis, Bethesda Maryland and university galleries throughout the nation.

I served as Chair of the Visual Arts Department for nine years.

Location: VA 271
Phone: (657) 278 – 7746


ART 363A, Illustration (traditional media)
ART 483C, Special Studies Illustration
ART 503C, Graduate Problems Illustration


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