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Eastman Johnson

 (1824 - 1906)
Eastman Johnson was active/lived in Massachusetts, Maine / Europe.  Eastman Johnson is known for portrait, genre-figure, and landscape painting.

Eastman Johnson

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A native of Lovell, Maine and raised in Augusta, Eastman Johnson earned a reputation as a renowned painter of sentimental genre.  His father operated a tavern in Lovell and also built homes there before moving the family to nearby Fryeburg in 1828.  Again the father operated a hotel, which gave his young son much exposure to a variety of human beings and activities.  When Eastman was ten, the family moved again, this time to Augusta, Maine, where Eastman became a clerk in a dry good store and where the family prospered.

He went to Boston at age sixteen to train as a lithographer but shortly after returned to Augusta and built his art career on more familiar territory.  From there he moved from town to town in the   ...  Displaying 750 of 10331 characters.

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About  Eastman Johnson

Born:  1824 - Lovell, Maine
Died:   1906 - New York City
Known for:  portrait, genre-figure, and landscape painting