Ashton, Dore “Show at Zabriskie” Arts & Architecture, April 1961
Ashton, Dore “New York Exhibitions” Arts & Architecture, January 1963
Ashton, Dore “Show at the Martha Jackson Gallery” Arts & Architecture, April 1966
Ashton, Dore “Lester Johnson’s Strolling Players” Arts, April 1982
Ashton, Dore “Lester Johnson: Four Decades of Painting”, David Klein Gallery and James Goodman
Gallery publication, September 2004
Baldwin, Roger “Connecticut Painter 7+7+7” Art New England, March 1983
Berlind, Robert “Lester Johnson at Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer” Art in America, January/February 1978
Bass, Ruth “Lester Johnson” Art News, September 1980
Bass, Ruth “Lester Johnson” Art News, October 1982
Bass, Ruth “Lester Johnson” Art News, December 1983
Campbell, Lawrence “Lester Johnson in the Bowery” Art News, February 1964
Campbell, Lawrence “Lester Johnson Paints a Picture” Arts Magazine, March 1961
Campbell, Lawrence “Lester Johnson at Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer” Art in America, Summer 1982
Campbell, Lawrence “American Figurative Expressionism” Art in America, December 1982
Campbell, Lawrence “Going on Instinct” Art in America, February 1984
Chernow, Burt (introduction) and Rosenberg, Harold (statement) “Lester Johnson Paintings 1970 – 74
New York: David Anderson Publications 1974
Chernow, Burt “Lester Johnson” Arts Magazine, November 1977
Chernow, Burt “Lester Johnson and the Kaleidoscopic Crowd” Intellect Magazine, April 1977
Colby, Jay Hakanson “Three Graces Walking” The Detroit News, June 7, 1981
Colt, Priscilla “Remarks of the Figure and Lester Johnson” Art International, January 1964
“Combining Man and the Moment” Time Magazine, February 18, 1966
Flash Art “Lester Johnson”, January 1984
Fleischmann, Eric “A Master’s Telling Retrospective” New Haven Register, April 21, 1991
Giuliano, Charles “Provincetown: It Figures” Art New England, July/August 1985
Gruen, John “Lester Johnson” New York Magazine, March 21, 1971
Gruen, John “The New Road to Classical Purity” New York Herald Tribune, February 6, 1966
Iovine, Julie “Connecticut Painters at the Wadsworth” Connecticut Magazine, February, 1983
Kalm, James “Lester Johnson Dark Paintings” video at Jameskalmroughcut, November 19, 2013 youtube video “Lester Johnson Dark Paintings”
Kramer, Hilton “Lester Johnson’s New Painting on View” The New York Times, February 19, 1966
Kramer, Hilton The New York Times, February 8, 1969
Mathew, Ray “Johnson’s Myths” Art World, April 22, 1982
Mellow, James “A Movement of Strength in Art by Lester Johnson” The New York Times,
March 3, 1973
Mugar, Martin “Figurative Expressionist Lester Johnson – Retrieving the Existential Moment” 05-03-2011 Figurative Expressionist Lester Johnson
Parrino, George “A Talk with Lester Johnson” The Soho Weekly News, March 13, 1975
Ratcliff, Carter “Lester Johnson” Art International, August/September 1981
Ratcliff, Carter “The Short Life of the Sincere Stroke” Art in America, January 1983
Raynor, Vivian “A Quartet of Styles in New Haven” The New York Times, April 20, 1986
Rosenberg, Harold “Art on the Edge” Macmillan Publishing, New York 1975
Rosenberg, Harold “Artwork and Packages” Horizon Press, New York 1969
Rosenberg, Harold “Images and Counterforce” Art News, February 1966
Rosenberg, Harold “Johnson’s Men” The New Yorker, February 18, 1966
Rubenstein, Bradley “Lester Johnson Dark Paintings”, November 14, 2013 lester-johnson-dark-paintings
Russel, John “Lester Johnson’s Outgoing People” The New York Times, November 4, 1977
Sandler, Irving “The New York School: The Painters and Sculptors of the Fifties” Harper & Row,
New York 1978
Schwartz, Barry “ The Humanism” Praeger Publishers, New York 1974
Stern, Melissa “Joy in Darkness” CityArts, November 14, 2013 joy-in-darkness
Temin, Christine “Perspectives” The Boston Globe, November 18, 1982
Thomsen, Barbara “The Individual as a Crowd: Lester Johnson’s Recent Paintings” Art in America,
November/December 1973
Witbeck, Doris “Artists Judge Peers” The Hartford Courant, January 14, 1983
Weiss, Jim “Lester Johnson” Issue 4, Fall 1985
Yau, John “Dark Paintings Done in a Dark Time: Lester Johnson’s Men” November 3, 2013 dark-paintings-done-in-a-dark-time-lester-johnsons-men
Zabriskie, George (director) “Lester” Narrated by Lester Johnson. Brandon Films, New York
Zimmer, William “Three Exhibits at the Aldrich” The New York Times, February 26, 1984

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