The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Jim Johnson sits in a Hollywood-style directors chair that says sculpture is my life. Johnson spent over 40 years of his life devoted to the art of sculpture.

Former Eastern dean will be remembered for ‘disarming’ personality

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 31, 2022

Jim Johnson, a former Eastern dean and artist, who oversaw the construction of the Doudna Fine Arts Center, died May 7 at home after a long illness. He died at 80 years old. Blowing glass, casting...

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