Born in Chicago, IL on Nov. 22, 1884. Johnston studied at the AIC and in Los Angeles at Otis Art Institute. Remaining in Los Angeles, she was active in the local art scene until her demise on July 30, 1959. Exh: Calif. Art Club, 1940-58; CPLH, 1942, 1945 (medals); Women Painters of the West, 1943, 1946; Calif. Society of Min. Painters, 1944; LACMA, 1944 (prize); PAFA, 1944, 1945; Smithsonian Inst., 1944, 1945; LA Public Library, 1946; Greek Theatre (LA), 1950 (1st prize); Associated Gallery (LA), 1950. n: Griffith Park Observatory (portrait of Griffith); Hollywood USO (map).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Who's Who in American Art
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