The 86-year old New Jersey native is best known for his painted bronze statues of iconic people and iconic works. These include Unconditional Surrender, based on the news photo of a returning midshipman kissing his sweetheart after the end of World War 2. Twenty-five foot high versions of this statue are on display in Sarasota, Key West, San Diego and Snug Harbor. And there’s the 17-ton “Forever Marilyn” which adorns downtown Palm Springs. Johnson is sometimes treated with disdain by the snobbier folks in the world of sculpture, either because his works are painted or because of his copies of famous pieces from other mediums. Personally, I’m a big fan of his work. And for all of us who went to college not having a clue what we wanted to do with our lives, take note that Seward Johnson’s time at the University of Maine was spent majoring in poultry husbandry. Johnson founded the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, N.J., where many of his works are on display. Here are just of few of them.