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Entries in Frank Tenney Johnson (2)


Image of the Day, March 11, 2012

Estimated to sell at between $400,000. and $600,000:

Frank Tenney Johnson, When All’s Quiet, 1930, oil on canvas. 24 x 30 in. Credit: Scottsdale Art Auction“The long hours of life on the range composed Frank Tenney Johnson’s palette.  The night is azure, the night is indigo, the night is aqua, the night is cerulean, the night is a deep, deep turquoise, the night is ultramarine, the night is Prussian blue. Blue … blue … blue. Blue was the lullaby of the night that sung Frank Tenney Johnson to sleep.” – Scottsdale Art Auction, 2012

Frank Tenney Johnson, Packing In, 1931, oil on board, 24 x 18 in. Credit: Scottsdale Art AuctionEstimated to sell at between $200,000. and $300,000.

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Painting of the Day, October 30, 2011


Painting of the Day, October 30, 2011

By Donna Poulton

Credit: Scottsdale Art Auction

Frank Tenney Johnson (1874 – 1939), The Night Hawk, 1936, Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in. Private Collection

Frank Tenney Johnson is one of the great American artists of the West. He studied with John Twachtman, Robert Henri, William Merritt Chase and he was especially interested in the work of Maxfield Parish and his influence can be seen in the painting, The Night HawkField and Stream magazine sent Johnson out west and he became one of their most popular illustrators. In 1938 Amon Carter bought every work in Johnson’s exhibition at the Grand Central Art Gallery in New York City.  He died from meningitis on New Years Day in 1939 after "kissing a pretty girl at a dance."