Robert A. Johnson received his training at the Art Students League of New York where he is a life member, and has received individual instruction from master painter Lajos Markos. He has won first place awards nationally from the artist's Magazine and the Salmagundi club, and has received five awards in the Oil Painters of America national competition where he is a Signature Member. He is the author of "On Becoming a Painter", and he is featured in the 2014 book "Oil Painting with the Masters" published by North Light Publications. His work is also featured in "The Best of Flower Painting II" and "The Simple Secret to Better Painting". He has had nineteen one artist shows at private galleries.