JOHNSON, Marianne Koby

1943 - ?

Marianne Koby Johnson

Marianne Koby Johnson was born at Evesham, Worcestershire in 1943, daughter of an East European émigré, Irina Sergeyevna Kobieva Holman née de Koby (2 February 1916-28 September 2004), a foreign language tutor. Marianne's art training was at Lowestoft School of Arts and Crafts and the Colchester Institute, specialising in textiles. She married at Tonbridge, Kent in 1969, Lawrence G. Johnson and paints under the name of Marianne Koby Johnson and lived in London, Oxford and the 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 including Asylum Studios, Bentwaters; Fisher Theatre Gallery, Bungay; Cork Brick Gallery, Bungay; Halesworth Gallery all in Suffolk 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. A member of Waveney & Blyth Arts from Halesworth, Suffolk.

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