7:33am PT by Carolyn Giardina
'Edward Scissorhands' Illustrator to Receive Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award
Jack Johnson, whose credits range from Edward Scissorhands to Jurassic Park III, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Directors Guild's illustrators and matte artists council at the ADG's 24th annual Awards, which will be presented Feb. 1 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown.
Johnson has worked as a production illustrator, conceptual artist or art director on features including Toys, Pleasantville, Big Fish, The Perfect Storm, Jerry Maguire, Independence Day, Beetlejuice, The Color Purple and Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
"Jack's cinematic eye, combined with his amazing artistic talent, has been an integral part of over 60 critically acclaimed films in his over four-decade career. We are thrilled to honor that legacy and his contributions to the craft as this year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient," said Tim Wilcox, ADG illustrators and matte artists council chair.
As previously announced, this year's ADG Lifetime Achievement Awards will also be presented to Joe Alves from the Guild's art directors council; Denis Olsen from the scenic, title and graphic artists council; and Stephen Myles Berger from the set designers and model makers council.