LINDA LEE JOHNSON
At the age of three she was given a handmade Native American bracelet from her father, a naval aviator, and subsequently another every time they crossed the country. By the time she was seven, she had seven bracelets which she never removed.
She was an american field service exchange student to greece in high school. It was here that she developed her love of theatre, sculpture and ancient jewelry.
She was graduated from University of California, Berkeley, in English literature and dramatic art and immediately began to study sculpture making.
She was a founding member of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and a professional actress for nineteen years with many major roles in new york city and regional theatres around the country and abroad.
She studied jewelry making in New York City 1984-88.
In 1986, she was asked to place her pieces in Tiffany and Company in all major stores. At the same time had many featured pieces of jewelry, small sculpture and functional objects in the museum of modern art design store.
Barney’s New York began to represent her in l989, where her jewelry is still found exclusively today.
Her sculpture is represented by the Kelley Roy Gallery in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami.
She lives in Washington DC and the Adirondack Mountains.