Judy Madsen Johnson, author
   Judy Madsen Johnson, author

J O Y'S   P A I N T I N G S  


J O Y ' S  A C C O M P L I S H M E N T S


• Received her Certificate in Art and Music from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1917, studied there on scholarship four years.

• Won First Place in three different categories for her paintings at the Idaho State Fair in 1925, which first brought attention to her art. 

• Her canvas, “The Malad Canyon," circa 1925 was featured in the Boise Art Museum, One Hundred Years of Idaho Art, summer of 1990. 

• Held membership in the Kappi Pi National Honorary Art Fraternity. Florida Audubon Society, Letter Writers Forum (Orlando Sentinel), America Artists’ League of Orange County, Pen Women United of America.

• Served on the Works Progress Administration Artists’ Project during the Great Depression. Helped found the Albin Polasek League of Artists, later named Orlando League of Artists.

• Her published books: Fine Feathers, 1941, Glamour Birds of the Americas, 1944, Drawing Animals, 1953 and Drawing Birds, 1963, Pitman Publishing Corporation.

• Murals painted in hotels and other commercial businesses, homes, colleges and public buildings across America, and a commissioned work by Disney World.


L O C A T I O N   O F   J O Y 'S   K N O W N   M U R A L S


Beaumont Hotel, Beaumont, TX

Silver Slipper, Speakeasy, LA 

San Carlos Hotel, Pensacola, FL 

Princess Issena Cocktail Lounge, Daytona Beach, FL 

Bok Singing Tower, Lake Wales, FL

Canton Library, Canton, NC 

Linsaroe, home of Mr. & Mrs. Harold Butts, Ormond Beach, FL

Ft. Gatlin Hotel, Orlando, FL 

Casa Iberia, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

St. Cloud Hotel, St. Cloud, FL 

First National Bank, Stuart, FL 

Foyer, Kissimmee home, FL 

Sun State Hospital, Silver Star, Orlando, FL

Community Room, Fashion Square Mall, Orlando, FL 

Italian Fisherman Restaurant, Orlando, FL


Judy Madsen Johnson

The Author

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