Addison Irwin Johnson
(1892 - 1986)
Addison Irwin Johnson was active/lived in California, Missouri. Addison Johnson is known for mission and street scene painting, landscape, mural, cartoonist.
Illustrator, cartoonist, painter. Born on Sept. 2, 1892 in Missouri. Johnson studied at the ASL of NYC under Frank DuMond (1917-18). He worked in Minneapolis before moving to Los Angeles in 1922. There he further studied at Otis Art Institute and privately with George Meicher. In 1928 he authored Peregrinations of Miss Prints (Long-Johnson Printing Co.). For 24 years he had a studio in Santa Monica; however, in 1940 he briefly lived in Jackson, TN where he was a cartoonist for the Sun. Johnson made his final move to Riverside, CA in 1951. There he taught at the Art Center as well as the Moreno Valley Ass'n and March Air Force Base. Johnson died at his home in Riverside on Feb. 27, 1986. Working in oil and watercolor, he produced plein air lNearly 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
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