J Seward Johnson

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J Seward Johnson is an artist famous for his bronze sculptures in Newark, Ohio, including several at the Ohio State University at Newark. One called “The Winner,” depicts a man playing chess. Two of his other works at the Newark campus are of a father and son fishing and a girl lying in the grass. [1] Many of his sculptures on the Newark campus were donated by the Thomas J. Evan Foundation. “Crossing Paths” is another sculpture of two women talking on Newark’s Courthouse Square. [2]



  1. “Evans Foundation donates sculptures,” The Licking Countian, July 23, 1987.
  2. Kathy Wesley, “Is it live? J. Seward Johnson sculptures get plenty of second glances,” Newark Advocate (Newark, OH), Jan. 21, 1990.