Professor Emeritus of Art History
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Hiroko Johnson teaches Japanese Art History 565, History of Japanese Painting 566, History of Chinese Art 564 and Asian Art 263. She received Ph.D from the University of Southern California and was a post-doctoral fellow at University of Tokyo in Japan. She specializes in Asian art and brings in Japanese culture to students by taking students to annual study tour to Japan. She is also active in the San Diego community by being a Board member of the Japanese Friendship Garden and co-curating the woodblock prints collection of the San Diego Museum of Art and consulting their Japanese collection. She has numerous publications in both Japanese and English including monograph titled Western Influences on Japanese Art: the Akita Ranga School and Foreign Books, a highly regarded publication in which she introduced the Akit Ranga Art school, first art school in Japan to apply the Western painting techniques in Japan, for the first time to the West.
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