Duane, Peggy Jean, Eric, Merlin and Glenn Johnson
Merlin Johnson died in May and the inspirational impact on his sons’ lives has been profound. He was a Master Mason, AF veteran, master machinist, mechanical/electrical genius, talented lighting designer and founder of Artistic Lighting & Electric. He loved his wife Peggy Jean and encouraged his sons in the art of illumination. Duane Johnson took over Artistic to become one of the Bay Area’s most experienced and trusted electrical contractors, offering lighting design, lighting control and innovative electrical contracting capabilities. Glenn Johnson, CEO of Adaptive Design Group, in Utah, provides lighting design for the finest residences and art collections world-wide, wrote The Art of Illumination, and manufactures The Merlin Light, a museum quality Art Lighting System. Eric Johnson, principal of EJA Lighting Design, is a nationally award winning lighting designer, collaborates with world-renown architects and designers, manages projects in the Bay Area, across the U.S and abroad, and has advised many lighting manufacturers and lighting technology companies. The brothers will forever honor their dad, Merlin Johnson.