Born in Peoria, IL on May 2, 1889. Johnstonbaugh moved to Los Angeles in 1904. A self-taught artist, he was active in San Diego where he received encouragement from artists Mary Williams and Allen Hutchinson. He fulfilled sculpture commissions in San Diego and panels for the monastery in the Mission Inn in Riverside. Tuberculosis ended his short life in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 1922.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Los Angeles Times, 6-12-1914; City Directory; Southern California Artists
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