Born in Minnesota on Sept. 10, 1867. By 1900 Johnson had settled in Los Angeles. After World War One he worked for a few years as a commercial artist. With the onset of the Depression, by 1930 he had abandoned his art career and was an engineer in a mining company. He died in Los Angeles on March 24, 1952. A fine colorist, his rare works include landscapes of the area around his home.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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