Jack Johnson grew up near Indianapolis, Indiana, and the Lake Michigan shore. He attended the school of architecture at the University of Michigan and then spent two years in Air Intelligence aboard the U.S.S. Horne in the Navy. Jack then attended and received his P.P.A. from Art Center College in Los Angeles, California.
The next twelve years were spent as an advertising Art Director for the firms of Foote, Cone and Belding, and J. Walter Thompson. Since then he has worked in the film industry as a Production illustrator, Conceptual Artist and Art Director for feature films, including “Edward Scissorhands,” “Toys” “Jurassic Park III,” “Pleasantville,” “The Perfect Storm,” and “Big Fish.” As an illustrator he did sketches and paintings of sets before they were built.
Jack’s paintings have been in traveling exhibitions throughout California and the nation. He has won major awards in numerous regional and National shows including the National Watercolor Society, American Watercolor Society, California Art Club, and the Arts for the Park’s top 100 competition. Jack Johnson was a former board member of the National Watercolor Society and is currently a member of the California Art Club.