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“Lincoln” Film, VA State Capitol and Vernon Johnson

A sketch of the Virginia State Capitol illustrates another connection between the recent “Lincoln” film and the artistic eye of Vernon Johnson.¬† While several current¬†Richmond landmarks served as historic Civil War era locations for the cinematographers, the State Capitol building … Continue reading

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200th Anniversary of Virginia’s Executive Mansion

American history buffs will appreciate the many events this year to celebrate the 200th birthday of Virginia Executive’s Mansion, home of the governor on the State Capitol grounds. Vernon Johnson’s commissioned painting of the Executive Mansion in 1987 enjoys a … Continue reading

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The Similarities of Pablo Picasso and Vernon Johnson

While surveying the Pablo Picasso exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts last week, I was thinking about what two artists –Vernon Johnson, my relatively traditional Ohio-born father, and Pablo Picasso, the European hedonist of ceaseless experimentation, had in … Continue reading

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