Karen Johnson Boyd

About Karen Johnson Boyd

Birth Day: May 16, 1924
Birth Place: United States
Spouse(s): Willard H. Keland William B. Boyd
Children: 4
Parent(s): Herbert Fisk Johnson, Jr. Gertrude Brauner Johnson
Relatives: Samuel Curtis Johnson, Jr. (brother) Samuel Curtis Johnson, Sr. (great-grandfather)

Karen Johnson Boyd

Karen Johnson Boyd was born on May 16, 1924 in United States. Karen Johnson Boyd is the great granddaughter of SC Johnson Sr., founder of the privately held cleaning products giant SC Johnson. Founded in 1886, the company today has such well-known brands as Raid, Off! and Ziploc. Her brother Samuel Johnson Jr. (d. 2004) ran the company from 1967 to 2000. Boyd's nephew H. Fisk Johnson now leads it. She has no active role at the firm, and instead spends her time supporting the arts with a particular interest in crafts and art made from fibers like yarn. She is board member emerita at the Racine Art Museum and donated part of her collection of American crafts to the museum in 1991.
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As per our current Database, Karen Johnson Boyd has been died on January 29, 2016(2016-01-29) (aged 91)\nRacine, Wisconsin, US.

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When Karen Johnson Boyd die, Karen Johnson Boyd was 91 years old.

Popular As Karen Johnson Boyd
Occupation Manufacturing
Age 91 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born May 16, 1924 (United States)
Birthday May 16
Town/City United States
Nationality United States

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Karen Johnson Boyd’s zodiac sign is Gemini. According to astrologers, Gemini is expressive and quick-witted, it represents two different personalities in one and you will never be sure which one you will face. They are sociable, communicative and ready for fun, with a tendency to suddenly get serious, thoughtful and restless. They are fascinated with the world itself, extremely curious, with a constant feeling that there is not enough time to experience everything they want to see.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Karen Johnson Boyd was born in the Year of the Rat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.

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She was the daughter of Herbert Fisk Johnson, Jr., and Gertrude Brauner Johnson. As a teenager, she lived at Wingspread, a house designed for her Father by the Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, built in 1938–1939 in the village of Wind Point near Racine, Wisconsin.


She was married to Willard H. Keland from 1945 to 1965, and they had four children. They also commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to build a home for them, Keland House in 1954 in Racine, which she continued to live in after the divorce and for the rest of her life. She married william B. Boyd in 1982.


She had been an art dealer who had particularly supported craft art. She opened Perimeter Gallery in Chicago in 1982, which has promoted craft and other contemporary artists. She contributed more than 1,750 works to the Racine Art Museum and made an additional gift of 200 artworks in 1991. She was actively involved in the creation of the new RAM building in downtown Racine, Wisconsin in 2003, and the galleries were named after her. She was a board member emerita of the Racine Art Museum.


Boyd died on January 29, 2016, at her home in Racine, Wisconsin, aged 91. She was survived by three children, a granddaughter; and two stepdaughters.

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