Ann Johnson/aka F.B. Fogg is an award-winning artist and entrepreneur that made a business of art and art a business. Working in handmade paper sculpture, the Fogg whimsical sold in some 1600 galleries across the world, and were collected by such notables including Steven Spielberg, David Letterman and Madeleine Albright. Two of her lamps grace the East Wing of the White House.
In her previous life she was a teacher of the arts for all grade levels. In 1964 she took lint from her dryer and began making a sculptural line of clocks known as F.B. Fogg. Always a supporter of arts in her Muncie community, she started ArtWorks, a ten year cooperative gallery of 27 artists in downtown Muncie. She is a member of several community boards and organizations, and chaired the first Renaissance Fair in Muncie in 1972, and now is feverishly working on the Arts and Culture Trail for Muncie. At present, in semi- retirement, she feels it is time to give back to a community that was so good to her. So you will often find Ann helping young artists establish businesses in art, not unlike when she traveled to many third world countries helping women to establish art co-ops. So between teachings at Ivy Tech, giving plein-aire painting workshops, leading art tours, and establishing new art venues for Muncie, you can find Ann in her studio on the banks of the White River, painting.
Ann is a Sagamore of the Wabash, the Presidential Art Teacher of 1976, an Athena awardee, and Top awardee of the prestigious Philadelphia Museum Art Show. A long time fashion designer, Ann does an occasional show for Indiana Artisans, where her unique combination of painting and one of a kind art wearables and jewelry are available to the public. Always with a tongue in cheek, Ann sees humor in the unexpected and brings it forth in everything she touches.
DBA F.B.Fogg/Ann Johnson’s watercolors IWS. Have found their way into numerous collections and museums; however, it is the much sought after instructional classes that painters, collectors and friends enjoy. 47 years of teaching blend into the love of sharing, as F. B./Ann delights both novice and professional with painting ideas that make “brushes dance.”