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 Alfred W. Johnston  (1885 - 1961)

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Lived/Active: Kansas/California / Sweden      Known for: painting

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autumn scene near river, circa 1950-60's
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Born in Sweden on Sept. 24, 1885. While based in Kansas, Johnston was in and out of Los Angeles during the 1920s. He settled there in 1930 and remained until his demise on Oct. 18, 1961. An Impressionist, his landscapes often contain poppies, eucalypti and sequoias. Exh: Society of Independent Artists, 1927-30.
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Born Isle of Man, Sweden, 1884. Painter, specialized in landscapes of the west and Kansas. Self-trained after being sent to live with relatives in Minnesota. Lived in Arkansas City in the 1920s and 30s. By 1940, he lived in Los Angeles, CA.
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Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; Reinbach, Edna, comp. “Kansas Art and Artists”, in Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society. v. 17, 1928. p. 571-585.; Topeka Cap & Topeka J (Topeka Capital, Topeka J (aka Topeka J) newspapers—usually reports of the Kansas Artists Exhibition 1st= Topeka Cap Nov. 11, 1925 9th= Topeka J Nov. 11, 1933 2nd= Topeka Cap Nov. 10, 1926 10th= Topeka J Nov. 10, 1934 3rd= Topeka J Nov. 19, 1927 11th= Topeka J Jan. 7, 1936 4th= Topeka J Nov. 3, 1928 12th= Topeka J Nov. 11 & 14, 1936 5th= Topeka J Nov. 2, 1929 14th= Topeka J Jan. 22, 1938 6th= Topeka J Oct. 18 & Nov. 1, 1930 15th= Topeka J Mar. 10, 1939 7th= Topeka J Oct. 24, 1931 16th= Topeka J Feb. 2 & 10, 1940 8th= Topeka J Oct. 22, 1932 17th= Topeka J Mar. 8 & 17, 1941) (Oct. 18 1930).
This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.

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