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So I just got done painting four older figures that Jim Johnson sculpted back in the 90's, and I've really always liked his work.  He's an extremely prolific but I think underrated sculptor, who does beautiful work and has a very distinct style.  My question is, does anybody know anything about him?  You can usually dig up a little bit of information on sculptors on the internet when you're curious, like Tom Meier, Dennis Mize, Sandra Garrity, Julie Guthrie, but I haven't been able to find anything about Jim Johnson. I don't know if it's because his name is so common or if there's just not a bunch of information out there lauding his sculpting abilities.  Anybody know anything or have any information?  I'm just kind of curious....

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Much of his work looks very Guthrie-esque to me: similar hair sculpting, dragons, similar poses. Lots more monsters though, I think.

 

Has anyone ever seen "Jim Johnson" in the same room as Julie? Hmmm?

 

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I think I've painted his Stern Kestrelman figure at least twice. I quite like a great deal of his work.

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