Edwin Boyd Johnson
(1904 - 1968)
Edwin Boyd Johnson was active/lived in Tennessee / Mexico. Edwin Johnson is known for mural and easel painting, modernist-leaning landscape, photography.
Biography Edwin Boyd Johnson
This article is submitted by David Johnson and Joan Kroll, nephew and niece of the artist.
American artist Edwin Boyd Johnson grew up in Tennessee. He was born in Watertown TN on November 4, 1904. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Nashville. He attended Rosemont Grade School and Central High School. Due to a strained financial situation, Johnson worked days as a sign painter for General Outdoor Advertising Company in his senior year and attended school at night. After high school, he studied art at the Watkins College of Art, Design and Film.
In 1925 Johnson enrolled in the Art Institute of Chicago, graduating in 1930. While in school, he worked various part time jobs, utilizing the skills he had learned at the adve
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