Franz M. Johansen is a Latter-day Saint sculptor and an emeritus professor at Brigham Young University. He has been called the founder of the LDS contemporary art movement that expresses spiritual belief through the human form.
LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Johansen studied at BYU under B. F. Larsen and Roman Andrus. He then pursued advanced studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology, California School of Arts and Crafts, the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere and the University of Miami. Johansen joined the BYU faculty in 1956. He remained a member of the faculty until his retirement in 1987. For some of this time Johansen was the chairman of the BYU Art Department.
Brigham Young University; Illinois Institute of Technology; California School of Arts and Crafts; Academie de la Grande Chaumiere; University of Miami