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Frank Johnston A Canadian Artist and Member The Group of Seven
Frank Johnston A Canadian Artist and Member The Group of Seven
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Alfred Joseph Casson, A Canadian Painter and Member of The Group of Seven
Alfred Joseph Casson, A Canadian Painter and Member of The Group of Seven
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Heffel
Heffel's Sale of Frank (Franz) Johnston ~ Autumn Tangle
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Level Up! Session 35 with MILES JOHNSTON
Level Up! Session 35 with MILES JOHNSTON
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Vater Artist Mike Johnston Video Lesson-6 Stroke Lick
Vater Artist Mike Johnston Video Lesson-6 Stroke Lick
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Sky Arts Portrait Artist Of The Year: Frank Skinner interview
Sky Arts Portrait Artist Of The Year: Frank Skinner interview
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Animating Art 1
Animating Art 1
::2010/06/27::
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Vater Artist Mike Johnston - Tip Selection
Vater Artist Mike Johnston - Tip Selection
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Daniel Johnston - Hi, How Are You (Full Mono/Stereo Album) (1983)
Daniel Johnston - Hi, How Are You (Full Mono/Stereo Album) (1983)
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Mike Johnston vater challenge (Frank Huang)
Mike Johnston vater challenge (Frank Huang)
::2010/04/23::
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Vater Artist Mike Johnston Video Drum Lesson 2
Vater Artist Mike Johnston Video Drum Lesson 2
::2010/04/15::
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Mike Johnston Signs with Meinl Drum Solo
Mike Johnston Signs with Meinl Drum Solo
::2011/04/15::
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Cotton Makers: Doug Johnston
Cotton Makers: Doug Johnston
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Animating Art 2
Animating Art 2
::2010/06/27::
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Vater Percussion - Mike Johnston -Lesson 06 - Sweep Beat
Vater Percussion - Mike Johnston -Lesson 06 - Sweep Beat
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Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne-
Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne- 'Rather Be' (Cover by Lara Johnston)
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Pus Cavern All-stars - Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
Pus Cavern All-stars - Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
::2008/12/09::
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Huronia Museum Show - Franz Johnston
Huronia Museum Show - Franz Johnston
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Can't Buy Me Love (1987) Full Movie
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Club Queen
Club Queen
::2013/08/31::
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Barry Johnston singing "My Kind of Girl" by Frank Sinatra
Barry Johnston singing "My Kind of Girl" by Frank Sinatra
::2012/04/16::
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Vater Percussion - Mike Johnston 2451 Stick Introduction
Vater Percussion - Mike Johnston 2451 Stick Introduction
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WWE:NWO-New World Order Theme Rockhouse (NWO) Download
WWE:NWO-New World Order Theme Rockhouse (NWO) Download
::2012/12/06::
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Portrait sketching  + Frank Top
Portrait sketching + Frank Top
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The Devil And Daniel Johnston - Mountain Dew Song
The Devil And Daniel Johnston - Mountain Dew Song
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I Love You All - (From the FRANK Soundtrack Album) Official
I Love You All - (From the FRANK Soundtrack Album) Official
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Mike Johnston Photo Shoot Drum Solo
Mike Johnston Photo Shoot Drum Solo
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Tuft - (From the FRANK Soundtrack Album) Official
Tuft - (From the FRANK Soundtrack Album) Official
::2014/08/29::
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Popular 1930
Popular 1930's Female Vocalists - Grace Johnston - Ruth Etting and more
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Sandra Johnston - Methods of Quietude
Sandra Johnston - Methods of Quietude
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Frank Barton - True Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston song) Hilo, Hawaii  (April 2010)
Frank Barton - True Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston song) Hilo, Hawaii (April 2010)
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Jazzkat Presents Randy Johnston with Bob DeVos Playing "Invitation"
Jazzkat Presents Randy Johnston with Bob DeVos Playing "Invitation"
::2008/11/01::
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Broken - (From The FRANK Soundtrack Album) Official
Broken - (From The FRANK Soundtrack Album) Official
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Daniel Johnston Monster Inside Of Me - Captain America - Avengers - Steve Rogers - By Eric Fensler
Daniel Johnston Monster Inside Of Me - Captain America - Avengers - Steve Rogers - By Eric Fensler
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CMA Awards 2014 Opening - Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley
CMA Awards 2014 Opening - Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley
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"flashing lights" mike Johnston, MIKESLESSONS.COM
"flashing lights" mike Johnston, MIKESLESSONS.COM
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Frank
Frank's Most Likeable Song...Ever - (From the FRANK Soundtrack Album) Official
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Daniel Johnston Rocket Ship
Daniel Johnston Rocket Ship
::2009/03/07::
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Daniel Johnston - An idiot
Daniel Johnston - An idiot's end
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Enrique Iglesias "Tonight" Dresden & Johnston Official Clean Club Remix FULL VIDEO
Enrique Iglesias "Tonight" Dresden & Johnston Official Clean Club Remix FULL VIDEO
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Maryalice Johnston art installation, "My Girls"
Maryalice Johnston art installation, "My Girls"
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Hyrbid Picking 5 - Fender Stratocaster - Wampler Euphoria - Nick Johnston
Hyrbid Picking 5 - Fender Stratocaster - Wampler Euphoria - Nick Johnston
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Marc Jones Australian Vocalist Sings - Pennies From Heaven by Arthur Johnston & Johnny Burke
Marc Jones Australian Vocalist Sings - Pennies From Heaven by Arthur Johnston & Johnny Burke
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I Miss My Swiss - Golden Gate Orchestra (California Ramblers) w Roy Johnston & A. Rollini (1925)
I Miss My Swiss - Golden Gate Orchestra (California Ramblers) w Roy Johnston & A. Rollini (1925)
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David Cay Johnston: Too Big To Jail?
David Cay Johnston: Too Big To Jail?
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Hybrid Picking 6 - Nick Johnston
Hybrid Picking 6 - Nick Johnston
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Guitar Solo at Comic Book Signing - Fender Stratocaster - Nick Johnston
Guitar Solo at Comic Book Signing - Fender Stratocaster - Nick Johnston
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Joel Madden and Frank Lakoudis sing Radioactive | The Voice Australia 2014
Joel Madden and Frank Lakoudis sing Radioactive | The Voice Australia 2014
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Keith Johnstone Teaches: Master-Servant Scene
Keith Johnstone Teaches: Master-Servant Scene
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"Heavenly Star" - Joy Johnston & Band
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Frank Johnston
Franz Johnston.jpg
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 in Toronto and like many other Group members, he joined Grip Ltd. as a commercial artist. 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 exhibit in the exhibition of 1920, but by 1921 he had left Toronto to become Principal at the Winnipeg School of Art.[1] 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.

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.

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.[2]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Members since 1880". Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 

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