About the Author
Bruce Johnson is the author of 14 books and hundreds of newspaper columns and magazine articles, and is recognized as a leading authority on the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Since 1988 he has directed the National Arts and Crafts Conference at the historic 1913 Grove Park Inn overlooking Asheville, N.C. In 1999 he received the “Als ik Kan” [As best I can] Award from the Gustav Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms in Morris Plains, N.J. In 2006 he founded the non-profit Arts and Crafts Research Fund, and in 2009 was honored with the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. In 2010 he launched www.ArtsAndCraftsCollector.com, an online newsletter with more than 35,000 readers.
He has hosted five television series on the HGTV and DIY networks, and has been featured on such shows as Martha Stewart, CNN Home Matters, Creative Living, This Old House, The New Yankee Workshop, and the Today Show. He writes from his farm outside Asheville, NC, where he lives with his wife Leigh Ann Hamon, DVM, and their assortment of dogs, cats, and horses.