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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
Published: 2013/05/30
Channel: mjmj007a
Luthier George Gray on painter Frank Johnston
Luthier George Gray on painter Frank Johnston
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Huronia Museum Show - Franz Johnston
Huronia Museum Show - Franz Johnston
Published: 2011/05/27
Channel: HuroniaMuseum
Cultural Studies: Smashing Lamp Shades by Professor Frank Johnston
Cultural Studies: Smashing Lamp Shades by Professor Frank Johnston
Published: 2014/01/01
Channel: Terry Stewart
Heffel
Heffel's Sale of Frank (Franz) Johnston ~ Autumn Tangle
Published: 2011/02/18
Channel: HeffelAuctions
Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, Johnston Marklee
Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, Johnston Marklee
Published: 2016/03/31
Channel: Columbia GSAPP
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
Published: 2013/06/16
Channel: mjmj007a
Alan Johnston | TateShots
Alan Johnston | TateShots
Published: 2013/11/22
Channel: Tate
Nicholas Roerich Paintings - The Call
Nicholas Roerich Paintings - The Call
Published: 2008/01/04
Channel: Frank Perry
Radio 3 New Generation Artist: Alec Frank-Gemmill plays Brahms
Radio 3 New Generation Artist: Alec Frank-Gemmill plays Brahms
Published: 2015/07/09
Channel: BBC Radio 3
"When do looks matter more than performance?" w/ Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee
"When do looks matter more than performance?" w/ Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee
Published: 2017/03/09
Channel: UofTDaniels
Jean Cooke (1927-2008)
Jean Cooke (1927-2008)
Published: 2015/04/14
Channel: Piano Nobile
Frank Johnston - Desecrated
Frank Johnston - Desecrated
Published: 2015/12/03
Channel: Frank Johnston
Art Past and Present From a Black Artist
Art Past and Present From a Black Artist's Perspective
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: RND Occasions
Mark Lee on El Lissitzky /// Artists on Art
Mark Lee on El Lissitzky /// Artists on Art
Published: 2017/06/14
Channel: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Tom Thomson Art Gallery   MURAL ART Nyle
Tom Thomson Art Gallery MURAL ART Nyle's statment
Published: 2014/08/22
Channel: CA Projects
Jennifer Johnston - BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist - talks about music and law
Jennifer Johnston - BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist - talks about music and law
Published: 2012/05/15
Channel: BBC Radio 3
Artist highlight Video Doors Open Toronto 2015
Artist highlight Video Doors Open Toronto 2015
Published: 2016/07/24
Channel: Quincy Berry
Rigby Graham
Rigby Graham's Irish Voyage artist feature film
Published: 2014/08/18
Channel: Goldmark Gallery
K D  LANG "SIMPLE" (HYMNS OF THE 49TH PARALLEL) BEST HD QUALITY
K D LANG "SIMPLE" (HYMNS OF THE 49TH PARALLEL) BEST HD QUALITY
Published: 2015/09/25
Channel: jeffrey a
Maryalice Johnston art installation, "My Girls"
Maryalice Johnston art installation, "My Girls"
Published: 2009/07/27
Channel: artstrand
James Edward Hervey MacDonald A Canadian Artist and Member of The Famous Group of Seven
James Edward Hervey MacDonald A Canadian Artist and Member of The Famous Group of Seven
Published: 2013/06/03
Channel: mjmj007a
Great Canadian Artists
Great Canadian Artists
Published: 2010/12/07
Channel: evoyl
BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist: Alec Frank-Gemmill on playing the horn
BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist: Alec Frank-Gemmill on playing the horn
Published: 2015/07/09
Channel: BBC Radio 3
Alfred J Casson Interview Group of Seven Bard of Rural Ontario
Alfred J Casson Interview Group of Seven Bard of Rural Ontario
Published: 2017/04/09
Channel: Sherway Academy Arts & Sciences
Rouse Visiting Artist Lecture: Luisa Lambri, with Mark Lee
Rouse Visiting Artist Lecture: Luisa Lambri, with Mark Lee
Published: 2017/09/01
Channel: Harvard GSD
Sharon Johnston (MArch
Sharon Johnston (MArch '95) and Mark Lee (MArch '95), "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem" HD
Published: 2013/12/14
Channel: Harvard GSD
The Illusion of Life - Disney Animation Art Book Review
The Illusion of Life - Disney Animation Art Book Review
Published: 2016/12/13
Channel: Stayf Draws
Daniel Johnston - Hi, How Are You (Full Mono/Stereo Album) (1983)
Daniel Johnston - Hi, How Are You (Full Mono/Stereo Album) (1983)
Published: 2012/06/28
Channel: 13thfloorhendrix
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - DOWNTOWN (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - DOWNTOWN (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
Published: 2015/08/27
Channel: Macklemore LLC
Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain's art: Sound Collages
Published: 2013/01/19
Channel: Incesticide23
A Tribute to Group of Seven artist Lawren Harris
A Tribute to Group of Seven artist Lawren Harris
Published: 2007/01/22
Channel: Don Charbonneau
Pencil Sketch Walkthrough with Miles Johnston
Pencil Sketch Walkthrough with Miles Johnston
Published: 2015/03/20
Channel: tujeabulaea
Alec Frank-Gemmill and Eleanor Johnston live at Wilton
Alec Frank-Gemmill and Eleanor Johnston live at Wilton's Music Hall 24 June 2015
Published: 2015/07/09
Channel: BorlettiBuitoniTrust
Group Of Seven
Group Of Seven
Published: 2015/10/29
Channel: Katherine Jeans - Making ART
Comic Artist Lynn Johnston at the Art Gallery
Comic Artist Lynn Johnston at the Art Gallery
Published: 2016/01/28
Channel: ShawTVOntarioNW
A Group of Seven - feat Michael Watson
A Group of Seven - feat Michael Watson
Published: 2013/10/28
Channel: Infomation and Cultural Exchange
Rockburn Presents - Mary Pratt
Rockburn Presents - Mary Pratt
Published: 2013/07/30
Channel: cpac
Mike Johnston vater challenge (Frank Huang)
Mike Johnston vater challenge (Frank Huang)
Published: 2010/04/23
Channel: mikesstudents
The Franklin Carmichael Guitar
The Franklin Carmichael Guitar
Published: 2017/08/21
Channel: redguitar12
The Star Wars Concept Art of Ralph McQuarrie
The Star Wars Concept Art of Ralph McQuarrie
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: Tested
Animating Art 1
Animating Art 1
Published: 2010/06/27
Channel: TheThiefArchive
Daphne Odjig A Canadian First Nations Artist and Driving Force Behind The Indian Group of Seven
Daphne Odjig A Canadian First Nations Artist and Driving Force Behind The Indian Group of Seven
Published: 2013/05/26
Channel: mjmj007a
Frank Ritter drumming
Frank Ritter drumming
Published: 2015/05/01
Channel: tomgadd
Pop Art! Lovely Ladies of Disney Animation: Interview with Helen Chen & Victoria Ying (Ep. 3)
Pop Art! Lovely Ladies of Disney Animation: Interview with Helen Chen & Victoria Ying (Ep. 3)
Published: 2016/07/01
Channel: Pop-Post
James Naughton - The Essence of Light
James Naughton - The Essence of Light
Published: 2011/09/11
Channel: videobabyuk
The Art of Big Hero 6 with FLIP THROUGH | Rotoscopers
The Art of Big Hero 6 with FLIP THROUGH | Rotoscopers
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Rotoscopers
Guido Molinari art theft
Guido Molinari art theft
Published: 2012/07/26
Channel: Montreal Gazette videos
Earthside – A Dream In Static (Full Album)
Earthside – A Dream In Static (Full Album)
Published: 2015/10/20
Channel: Earthside
Art Spiegelman, "when you begin to trust an artist" | LIVE from the NYPL
Art Spiegelman, "when you begin to trust an artist" | LIVE from the NYPL
Published: 2016/10/28
Channel: The New York Public Library
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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 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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