Born in Flemington, NJ on Dec. 21, 1861. Upon moving to Pasadena in 1888, Johnson soon was a pupil and painting partner of Edith While. She later went to Paris to study under Collin, Girardot, Courtois, and Prinet, and, on her return, spent one year with Wm M. Chase in NYC. From her studio in Pasadena at 255 S. Fairoaks Avenue came still lifes and landscapes. A spinster, she died there on Feb. 11, 1943. Exh: Pasadena Art Union, 1896; Stickney Bldg (Pasadena), 1899; Ruskin Art Club (LA), 1905; Shakespeare Club (LA), 1906; Panama-Calif. Expo (San Diego), 1915 (medal); Calif. Art Club, 1915.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Graphic, 9-3-1910; American Art Annual
1919-29; City Directory; Southern California Artists
(Nancy Moure); California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers
(Fielding, Mantle); Artists of the American West
(Doris Dawdy); Death record.Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here