Johnson, Gary (02)

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Title: Johnson, Gary (02)
Description: Métis artist Gary Johnson was renowned throughout North America for producing museum
quality replicas of Plains Métis and Plains First Nations artefacts. Gary’s interest in Native American art and culture began literally on the floor in front of his grandmother’s rocking chair. At about age 12 Gary first tried his hand at beadwork. He began as a hobbyist and eventually evolved into avocation, an obsession and finally, a profession. Gary was widely recognized as the premier artist in his field, possessing the ability to create original works that reflect the historic materials, methods, and artistic styles of various First Nations, as well as the Red River Métis, without resorting to copying existing antiques. Gary reproduced historical replicas of the highest possible quality and integrity. Gary was a member of the Métis Nation of Montana (#
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Date of Copyright: December 13, 2013
Coverage: Montana
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