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)