It is with great sadness that we annouce the passing of Victor L. Johnson, husband of Joan M. Johnson, trustee emerita of the American Folk Art Museum. Mr. Johnson, who passed away on September 2, 2017, and his wife have been avid collectors of American folk art throughout their life together.
Johnson founded JCI Data Processing in 1958, and he combined his business acumen with a lifetime of community involvement and philanthropy. He co-founded the Volunteer Trustees of Not-for-Profit Hospitals, chaired the Einstein Healthcare Network, and, most recently, created the endowment of the Victor L. and Joan M. Johnson Chair of Technology. The couple’s collection of Pennsylvania German fraktur was donated to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2012. Their long-time support of the American Folk Art Museum contributed significantly to the museum’s success.
Our sympathies are extended to our dear friend and advisor Joan, their daughters Linda and Sally, their extended family, and many friends.
Photo credit: Family of Victor L. Johnson