Dog Day 2 by George Johanson

  • Title: Dog Day 2
  • Artist: George Johanson
  • Medium: Acrylic on canvas
  • Size: 43"h x 64"w
  • Added to collection: 2004
  • Donor: Purchased by Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus
  • Campus: Rock Creek
  • Location: B2/1 North Stairwell gallery

George Johanson's long career has unfolded in Portland, where he first studied, then taught, at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. He is renowned as a painter and printmaker with a rich palette of expressionist color. Johanson draws his subject matter from the landscape and the people of Portland. His scenes unfold along the city's riverfront, streets, and hillsides; his characters include a rich assortment of artists, athletes, musicians, dogs, and cats. Rock Creek is fortunate to have several works by Johanson in its collections.