Ray Johnson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ray Johnson

American artist

Date of Birth: 16-Oct-1927

Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Date of Death: 13-Jan-1995

Profession: artist, illustrator, painter

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Ray Johnson

  • Raymond Edward "Ray" Johnson (October 16, 1927 – January 13, 1995) was an American artist.
  • Known primarily as a collagist and correspondence artist, he was a seminal figure in the history of Neo-Dada and early Pop art and was described as "New York's most famous unknown artist".
  • Johnson also staged and participated in early performance art events as the founder of a far-ranging mail art network – the New York Correspondence School – which picked up momentum in the 1960s and is still active today.
  • He is occasionally associated with members of the Fluxus movement but was never a member.
  • He lived in New York City from 1949 to 1968, when he moved to a small town in Long Island and remained there until his suicide.

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