Lucas Johnson (1940-2002) was born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in southern California. His work is included in the permanent collections of The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; Jose Luis Cuevas Museum of Drawings, Mexico, D.F.; Toledo Museum, Oaxaca, Mexico; Museum of Modern Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel; National Museum, Warsaw, Poland; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, to name a few. His work has been exhibited internationally including at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 1987 and has also been included in many museums exhibitions. In 2006 the Houston Artists Fund published the book, The Art and Life of Lucas Johnson with a preface by Walter Hopps, the founding curator of the Menil Collection, an essay by art historian Edmund P. Pillsbury, and a chronology by Patricia Covo Johnson.