Seward Johnson--Biography

Seward Johnson was a visionary, artist and philanthropist that established an international community of artists with the Johnson Atelier in Hamilton, NJ, later going on to create Grounds For Sculpture, a 42-acre nonprofit sculpture park, museum, and arboretum on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds.


A recipient of the International Sculpture Center's 2019 Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, Seward passed away at the age of 89 in March of 2020, but the Atelier continues his legacy, producing and preserving works of art and design, while creating cultural experiences and expanding artistic possibility. Seward's work is featured in collections worldwide with select exhibitions in Plant City, FL; Elkhart, IN; Old Westbury Gardens, NY; and Wildwood, NJ this summer.


For more information about Seward Johnson’s legacy please watch Remembering Seward Johnson


Seward Johnson painting his Midnight Snack Art, ©2017 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc. Photo by David W. Steele