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Published: 2017/04/20
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Huronia Museum Show - Franz Johnston
Huronia Museum Show - Franz Johnston
Published: 2011/05/27
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Cultural Studies: Smashing Lamp Shades by Professor Frank Johnston
Published: 2014/01/01
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Published: 2016/07/24
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James Edward Hervey MacDonald A Canadian Artist and Member of The Famous Group of Seven
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Published: 2013/06/03
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Published: 2014/07/25
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Published: 2011/04/20
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Mixed Media Art Journal ~ Blindsided
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Alexander Young Jackson, A Canadian Painter and Member of the Group of Seven
Published: 2013/06/11
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Mark Lee on El Lissitzky /// Artists on Art
Mark Lee on El Lissitzky /// Artists on Art
Published: 2017/06/14
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Denis Johnston Art Exhibition
Denis Johnston Art Exhibition
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Comic Artist Lynn Johnston at the Art Gallery
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Jack Bush - In Studio at the McMichael
Jack Bush - In Studio at the McMichael
Published: 2016/09/08
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Maryalice Johnston art installation, "My Girls"
Maryalice Johnston art installation, "My Girls"
Published: 2009/07/27
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Lawren Stewart Harris A Canadian Artist and Member The Group of Seven
Published: 2013/05/30
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Alfred J Casson Interview Group of Seven Bard of Rural Ontario
Alfred J Casson Interview Group of Seven Bard of Rural Ontario
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Published: 2012/03/17
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Published: 2014/02/11
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Lest We Forget: a solo exhibition by Canadian Artist Pierre Leclerc
Lest We Forget: a solo exhibition by Canadian Artist Pierre Leclerc
Published: 2014/09/06
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Shelley Niro, visual artist and 2017 Canada Council laureate - a film by Karen Chapman
Published: 2017/02/15
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Published: 2017/09/21
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Alan Johnston | TateShots
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Published: 2013/11/22
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Published: 2015/03/20
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Frank Johnston - Desecrated
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Published: 2014/08/22
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Published: 2015/03/24
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Published: 2016/07/26
Channel: Federation of Canadian Artists Vancouver Office
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Published: 2017/06/01
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Frederick Varley, A Canadian Painter and Member of the Group of Seven
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Frank Johnston
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Frank Johnston, 1930
Born Francis Hans Johnston
(1888-06-19)June 19, 1888
Toronto, Ontario
Died July 19, 1949(1949-07-19) (aged 61)
Toronto, Ontario
Known for painting

Frank Johnston (June 19, 1888 – July 19, 1949) was a Canadian artist associated with the Group of Seven.

Life and career[edit]

Frank (Franz) Johnston was born on June 19, 1888 in Toronto.[1] Like many other Group members, he joined Grip Engraving Co. as a commercial artist.[1] He studied in Germany from 1904 to 1907. Although his official association with the Group of Seven was brief, his friendship with the artists dated back over a much longer period. In 1910, he left for the United States where he studied art in Philadelphia and worked in commercial design in New York. Although an original member of the Group, Johnston's association was brief. He did take part in the Group's first exhibition of 1920, but by 1921 he had left Toronto to become Principal at the Winnipeg School of Art.[2] In the earlier years of their friendship, Johnston had joined MacDonald and Harris on their journeys to Algoma. His paintings from those years express a strong decorative interpretation of the landscape. In later years, the artist's style became more realistic and revealed a strong fascination with the qualities of light. His landscape paintings became very full of images reflected on water. In 1927, Johnston changed his name to the more exotic title of `Franz' Johnston. He painted over 250 paintings in his entire career.

Pools of Sapphire Frank Johnston 1941

Johnston had much in common with these artists. Like them, in the years before World War I he used his spare time to pursue landscape painting, through sketching trips around Toronto and farther north to Bon Echo near Algonquin Park and to Hearst, north of Lake Superior—a source of inspiration for him. An eager participant in Group activities, Johnston went on all the Algoma trips except the last. Johnston did not use the techniques of Harris and MacDonald but, employing tempera rather than oil paint, he searched out the pattern and texture of his subject.[3]

Group of seven artists: Frederick Varley, A. Y. Jackson, Lawren Harris, Fairley, Frank Johnston (artist), Arthur Lismer, and J. E. H. MacDonald

Johnston exhibited with The Group of Seven only once, in their first show at the Art Gallery of Toronto (now the Art Gallery of Ontario) in May 1920. Johnston's rate of production was such that in the 1919 Algoma show he contributed sixty works - more than any other artist. A few months later, he extended his independence even more, having a large one-man show of 200 paintings at the T. Eaton Company Galleries. In the fall of 1921, Johnston left Toronto to accept the position as principal of the Winnipeg School of Art. There he held the largest show ever seen in that city. He had been slowly moving away from the Group movement, and now the break was complete. In 1924, he announced his official resignation, claiming that he had no disagreement with the group, only that he wanted to go his own way with regards to exhibitions.

When Johnston left The Group, he turned more to working for department store art galleries, concerning himself with decorative effects, which he constantly sought out.

Johnston's style became increasingly realistic throughout his life, evincing a particular fascination for the qualities of light reflected from snow. This theme recurred in later works, in large narrative paintings of the 1930s and 1940s as well as more intimate examinations of a river valley, the bright blue of the water bending between snow-laden banks. His subjects range from the pastoral countryside of the Wyebridge area, northern Quebec, and the Northwest Territories. He had begun in the 1920s to hold regular solo exhibitions and his paintings found a great following among the public. Unlike many Canadian artists, Johnston was able to achieve considerable financial success in his own lifetime.

He taught at the Ontario College of Art during the 1920s. In 1927, he changed his name to Franz Johnston.

He was made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.[4]

He died in Toronto in 1949 and buried with his fellow artists at McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Artist/Maker Name "Johnston, Francis Hans"". Canadian Heritage Information Network. Government of Canada. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Marilyn Baker; Gallery 111 (1984). The Winnipeg School of Art: The Early Years. Univ. of Manitoba Press. p. 44. ISBN 978-0-88755-613-5. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Franz Johnston". National Gallery of Canada. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Members since 1880". Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 

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