Matthew Johnston

Portland OR


Matt is an art historian specializing in nineteenth-century American art and popular culture, with a PhD from the University of Chicago. He has taught at Lewis & Clark College, in Portland, OR, for ten years and has lectured on modern art topics at various Portland-area museums, including the Portland Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Craft. Matt is especially interested in prints and publishing, with a BA in printmaking from Yale University and work experience at the Echo Press (an artist’s press in Bloomington, IN) and the University of Chicago Press (in production and design). He and his wife, Dawn Odell (also an art historian), have two sons.