Lucas Johnson

Manipulated Letter from the University of St. Thomas to Lucas Johnson 1970s



Paper and mixed media


Abstract manipulated letter to Houston, TX artist Lucas Johson from the University of St. Thomas. The letter is cut in the shape of a heart and has holes punched all over the paper. The work is signed by Lucas Johnson at the bottom of the piece. Framed and matted in a brown wooden frame.

Artist Biography

Lucas Johnson (October 24, 1940 – August 31, 2002) was an American artist and major force in the Texas art scene from the late 1960s to the early 2000s. Largely self-taught, he mastered numerous techniques, including egg tempera, pen and ink drawing, silverpoint, oil and acrylic painting, and the printmaking disciplines of aquatint, etching, lithography, serigraphy, drypoint and mezzotint. He was inspired by politics, music, fishing and the culture of Mexico, where he lived for a decade. His unique vision found expression in a wide range of subjects, from haunting, shamanic beings and quirky aquatic life to enigmatic, volcanic landscapes and still lifes of the orchid species he collected and cultivated.

Dimensions With Frame

H 14.75 in x W 11.43 in x D 0.75 in

Dimensions Without Frame

H 11.63 in x W 9.43 in