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David Johnson

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David Johnson (1827 - 1908) was active/lived in New York.  David Johnson is known for Landscape, some portrait, and still-life painting.

Biography photo for David Johnson A landscape painter based in New York City and associated with the second generation of Hudson River School painters, David Johnson was noted for his ability to delineate accurately rock formations and foliage.  He was especially influenced by the work of Hudson River painters Jasper Francis Cropsey, John Casilear, and John Frederick Kensett.  He also painted an occasional still life.

Johnson was born and raised in New York City, but little else is known about his early life.  He studied briefly with Cropsey but said that his best teacher was nature, which he utilized in his paintings from his frequent trips to the Hudson River Valley, especially the areas around West Point and Fort Putnam. 

He painted his first nature studies in 1849, and that year first received public acclaim for his work exhibited at the National Academy of Design and the American Art Union. In 1860, he was elected a full Academician.

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Similar artists

.  There are 24 similar (related) artists for David Johnson available:    John Frederick Kensett,  Jasper Francis Cropsey,  Worthington (Thomas) Whittredge,  Sanford Robinson Gifford,  William Hart,  Jervis McEntee,  Eastman Johnson,  James McDougal Hart,  William Mason Brown,  William Stanley Haseltine,  Martin Johnson Heade,  John William Casilear,  Samuel Colman,  William Trost Richards,  Alfred Thompson Bricher,  George Inness,  William Louis Sonntag Sr,  Francis Augustus Silva,  Thomas Doughty,  Alexander Helwig Wyant,  Levi Wells Prentice,  Asher Brown Durand,  Walter Launt Palmer,  Hugh Bolton Jones

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Facts about David Johnson

   David Johnson  Born:  1827 - New York City
Died:   1908 - Walden, New York
Known for:  Landscape, some portrait, and still-life painting

A landscape painter based in New York City and associated with the second generation of Hudson River School painters, David Johnson was noted for his ability to delineate accurately rock formations and foliage.  He was especially influenced by the work of Hudson River painters Jasper Francis Cropsey, John Casilear, and John Frederick Kensett.  He also painted an occasional still life.

Johnson was born and raised in New York City, but little else is known about his early life.  He studied briefly with Cropsey but said that his best teacher was nature, which he utilized in his paintings from his frequent trips to the Hudson River Valley, especially the areas around West Point and Fort Putnam. 

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