Eastman Johnson

Eastman Johnson (1824-1906) was an American genre painter.

Eastman Johnson Summary:

  • He was the youngest of eight children.
  • He was influenced by the 17th-century Flemish and Dutch masters.
  • Johnson co-founded the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which bears his name on the entrance.
  • He painted portraits of everyday people and important figures like Abraham Lincoln and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
  • During his day, he was known as the American Rembrandt.

Eastman Johnson Famous Paintings:

  • Negro Life at the South (1859)
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me (1875)
  • A Ride for Liberty — The Fugitive Slaves (1862)
  • Not at Home (1875)
  • The Lord is My Shepherd (1863)
  • The Old Stagecoach (1871)
  • Interesting News (1872)

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