Eastman Johnson

Eastman Johnson


Nationality: American

Birth Place: Lovell (Oxford county, Maine, United States)

One of the most successful artists of the Civil War era, Maine native Eastman Johnson specialized in genre paintings of motley subjects, including rural children at play, Union soldiers at the front and African-American families in the South, Nantucket cranberry pickers, and women in intimate interiors. As the son of Maine's Secretary of State, Johnson traveled often as a youth and was able to work in a lithography shop in Boston before his family moved to Washington, D.C., where he drew crayon portraits of politicians and diplomats at the U.S. Capitol. To complete his professional training, Johnson studied in Dusseldorf, Rome, Paris, and The Hague, ultimately settling in New York City and becoming a member of the National Academy of Design.


Eastman Johnson Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
EASTMAN JOHNSON (American, 1824-1906) Little Boy on a Stool, 1861 Oil on canvas 11-1/4 x 9-1/4 inches (28.6 x 23.5 cm...
EASTMAN JOHNSON (American, 1824-1906)Little Boy on a Stool, 1861Oil on canvas11-1/4 x 9-1/4 inches (28.6 x 23.5 cm... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 73128
Auction 5118
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Eastman Johnson (American, 1824-1906) Portrait Sketch of Sanford Gifford Oil on board 18 x 12-5/8 inches (45.7 x 32.1...
Eastman Johnson (American, 1824-1906)Portrait Sketch of Sanford GiffordOil on board18 x 12-5/8 inches (45.7 x 32.1... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 69108
Auction 5330
Friday, November 3, 2017
The Hon. Paul H. Buchanan, Jr. Collection  EASTMAN JOHNSON (American, 1824-1906) The Young Musicians, 1862 Oil on c
The Hon. Paul H. Buchanan, Jr. Collection EASTMAN JOHNSON (American, 1824-1906)The Young Musicians, 1862Oil on c...
Lot 77007
Auction 5024
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Eastman Johnson (American, 1824-1906) Interior of a Farmhouse in Maine, 1865 Oil on canvas 13-1/8 x 15-1/4 inches (33
Eastman Johnson (American, 1824-1906)Interior of a Farmhouse in Maine, 1865Oil on canvas13-1/8 x 15-1/4 inches (33...
Lot 68074
Auction 5251
Saturday, May 7, 2016
EASTMAN JOHNSON (American, 1824-1906) Portrait of John C. Chandler and Philip J. Wilson Oil on canvas 21 x 17 inches...
EASTMAN JOHNSON (American, 1824-1906)Portrait of John C. Chandler and Philip J. WilsonOil on canvas21 x 17 inches ... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 64108
Auction 5136
Saturday, May 11, 2013

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