The Art Directors Guild announced today that Illustrator Jack Johnson, best known for his work on films such as Edward Scissorhands, Toys and Jurassic Park III, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illustrators and Matte Artists Council at the 24th Annual “Excellence in Production Design” Awards. This is the final of four Lifetime Achievement Awards to be announced by the Art Directors Guild.
“Jack’s cinematic eye, combined with his amazing artistic talent, has been an integral part of over 60 critically acclaimed films.”
“Jack‘s cinematic eye, combined with his amazing artistic talent, has been an integral part of over 60 critically acclaimed films in his over four decade career. We are thrilled to honor that legacy and his contributions to the Craft as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient,” said Tim Wilcox, ADG Illustrators & Matte Artists Council Chair.
Johnson has worked in the motion picture industry as a Production Illustrator, Conceptual Artist or Art Director on more than 60 features including such hit films as Goonies, Edward Scissorhands, Toys, Jurassic Park III, Pleasantville, Big Fish, The Perfect Storm, Jerry Maguire, Independence Day, Beetlejuice, The Color Purple, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture, among others. He started his career as an advertising Art Director at Foote, Cone and Belding and J. Walter Thompson.
Jack has also won national acclaim for his personal work and his paintings have been featured in traveling exhibitions throughout the United States. His artwork has won numerous awards in major exhibitions including the National Watercolor Society, American Watercolor Society, California Art Club, among others.
The ADG Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented to outstanding individuals in each of the guild’s four crafts. As previously announced, the ADG Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to outstanding individuals in each of the guild’s four crafts. Joe Alves will receive the ADG Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Directors Council, Denis Olsen from the Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists Council, Stephen Myles Berger from the Set Designers and Model Makers Council, and now Jack Johnson from the Illustrators and Matte Artists Council.
The 2020 ADG Awards will return to the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown in the Wilshire Grand Ballroom on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The producer of this year’s ADG Awards is Production Designer Scott Moses. Additional honorees for Cinematic Imagery and new inductees into the Guild’s Hall of Fame will be announced at a later date.Goonies and Edward Scissorhands Illustrator Jack Johnson to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2020 ADG Awards Click To Tweet