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 Frank (Franz) Hans Johnston  (1888 - 1949)



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Lived/Active: Ontario / Canada      Known for: landscape, marine, illustrator

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BIOGRAPHY for Frank Johnston
1888 (Toronto, Canada)

Ontario / Canada

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landscape, marine, illustrator

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Active in Winnipeg and Toronto, Canada, Frank Johnston was briefly a member of the Group of Seven, led by Lawren Harris (1885-1970), which held to doctrines of painting that emphasized commitment to national subjects and spiritual interpretation of these subjects, frequently landscapes.

His style was impressionist, and one of his most successful paintings is titled "Fire-swept, Algoma" of 1920, which he completed on a painting trip to the wilderness of Ontario with Harris and J. W.G. (Jock) Macdonald (1897-1960). These men were highly influential on Johnston's painting. However, because of the more decorative tendencies of his work and his desire for creative independence, Johnston fell away from the Group of Seven.

He left Toronto in 1921 to become the Director until 1924 of the Winnipeg School of Art. In 1929, he again became a teacher, this time as principal of the Ontario College of Art in Toronto where James MacDonald used his influence to get Johnston a staff position. During this time, Johnston's reputation increasingly grew, and his sales were successful.

"Masterpieces of Canadian Art From the National Gallery of Canada" by David Burnett.

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