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Frank Tenney Johnson

 (1874 - 1939)
Frank Tenney Johnson was active/lived in California, Iowa.  Frank Johnson is known for western genre, landscape, and nocturne painting.

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Artist Bulletins for Frank Tenney Johnson

12 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

Frank Tenney Johnson
Gene Meier (01/02/2009)
Frank Tenney Johnson apprenticed to F.W.Heine, whose diaries 1879-1917 are now being transcribed in German and translated to English and scanned onto a computer.This project received a major grant from the Bradley Foundation of Milwaukee.Contact:Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, UW-Madison.

Frank Tenney Johnson
Gene Meier (01/02/2009)
Frank Tenney Johnson apprenticed to panorama painter F.W.Heine in Milwaukee in 1888, and Richard Lorenz,1889. The F.W.Heine diaries 1879-1917 ,which are highly illustrated, were discovered hidden in plain sight 9-18-2003 in a museum display case at Milwaukee Co. Historical Society,donated by a member of the Heine family in 1963. These are now being transcribed in German ,translated to English, and scanned onto a computer, & recently received a major grant from the Bradley Foundation of Milwaukee.This is a project of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies @ University of Wisconsin, Madison.Also found were the Bernard Schneider photos,150 glass plate negatives, in a basement behind a furnace in Cedarburg,Wis., which document William Wehner's panorama operation.Contact: Max Kade Institute, Museum of Wisconsin Art, Goethe House Milwaukee, Milwaukee County Historical Society for further information.

Uncle Frank Tenney Johnson
John H Turner (12/28/2008)
Frank Tenney Johnson was my great uncle. His sister was my grandmother and she was married to Fred Turner of Hebron Illinois . She died long before I was born. In Dec of 1957 spent several days at aunt Vinnie's home in Calif. At that point in time his studio was still behind her house and his last painting was still there, unsigned. Was told he made final touches to his pictures before signing. Uncle Frank visited our farm in norther Illinois during 1938 on his return from a Art Show in New York on his way home to Calif. I was only about 3, so do not remember him. Would love to hear from other relatives.

Frank Tenney Johnson
Gary Johnson (02/17/2008)
I have inherited a Frank Johnson Oil Painting. I am trying to identify this piece. It has 2 cowboys on horses in a group of rocks and looks to be at night. I found a plate with the same picture of one of the cowboys copied on it..the title was Texas Night Herder..Can any one help? Thanks

finding provenance of a painting
brian james (05/20/2007)
im wondering if there could be more than one original painting with the same title.and how to find the history of a painting

Frank Tenney Johnson
Paul and Tammy Ash (10/20/2003)
My husband is a relative of Frank Tenney Johnson. We enjoyed reading your portings and would like contacted if possible. Tammy

Uncle Frank
Joy Johnson Brill (01/06/2003)
I am a great niece of the artist, Frank Tenney Johnson. He was my grandfather's brother.I have three sisters also, and my aunt, Genevieve Tuck at 94 years "young", is also an artist. I should know John Turner. I know of Gene and Frank Turner so he is undoubtedly related to them.

Frank Tenney Johnson
John Turner (12/04/2002)
Frank Tenney Johnson was my father's mother's brother. I have a self portrait of their father hanging on my wall. I have several pictures of he an his wife. In I think I have a picture of when he and Aunt Vinnie were married. there are several of us on the Turner side of the family that have kept tract of much of the johnson family stuff. with and email address I could sent a copy of pictures I have to interested persons

Deborah Huntington (05/29/2002)
My father was one of Mr. Johnson's favorite models. When Mr. Johnson would visit Wyoming he would photograph my father then paint in the winters from those photos. I have several photos that I have seen oils rendered from. I would be willing to send copies of photos to anyone wishing them.

Profile of Frank Tenney Johnson
Della Tenney (02/19/2002)
The Tenney Times, official quarterly newsletter of the Tenney Family Association, ran the biographical profile of Frank Tenney Johnson in its Winter 2002 issue.To learn more about this organization, visit

Frank Tenney Johnson
Sue Cutbirth (09/27/2001)
Laura, I bought an "out of print" book through on the life of Frank Tenney Johnson. It was written by Harold McCracken and is appropriately titled "Frank Tenney Johnson". It is a great book with quite a few photographs of him and pictures of his artwork. My husband and I have been collecting his artwork for about six years now. We love his style and the way his paintings have such a life like quality. Good luck on your search!

Frank Tenney Johnson
Laura Johnson Drake (03/27/2001)
Frank Tenney Johnson is a relative of mine according to my grandpa. I would like to see a picture of him. Anyone out there know where I could find one to look at? Thanks, Laura

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