JOHNSON , Marianne Koby

1943 - ?

Marianne Koby Johnson

Born at Evesham, Worcestershire in 1943, daughter of an East European émigré, Irina Holman née de Koby (1916-2004). Marianne's art training was at Lowestoft Art School and the Colchester Institute, specialising in textiles. She married at Tonbridge, Kent in 1969, Lawrence G. Johnson and works under the name of Marianne Koby Johnson and lived in London, Oxford and lsle of Skye before moving to Suffolk in 1974. A teacher in schools, adult education and the Open University. A painter/collage & assemblage artist/printmaker making atmospheric paintings of sea and landscapes in oils on wood, evoking a sense of place in the onlooker. To reveal the texture and colour of the wood beneath Marianne often works without priming and her prints and collages are more abstract, the collages incorporating eroded man made materials with organic fragments, on themes of fragility. She has exhibited widely in East Anglia and at the Mall Galleries in London and has her work in the Novosibirsk State Art Gallery, and in collections in the USA and Switzerland. She works from Halesworth, Suffolk.





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