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Eastman Johnson letters, 1851-1899

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Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906
Benson, Eugene
Leutze, Emanuel
Ordway, Alfred T.
Wolf, Henry
McEntee, Jervis
Lanman, Charles
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
12 items
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The letters of Eastman Johnson contain 12 items and date from 1851 to 1899. The letters provide scattered documentation of his career as a painter and printmaker.
Eastman Johnson letters, 1851-1899. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
Eastman Johnson papers also at Syracuse University.
Biography Note:
Eastman Johnson (1824-1906) was a painter in New York, N.Y. Born in Lovell, Maine, Johnson was employed by lithographer John H. Bufford in 1840. He became known for his charcoal portraits during his travels on the East Coast. In 1849, he studied with Emanuel Leutze in Dusseldorf, Germany, and continued his studies in The Hague and Paris before his return to the United States in 1855, finally settling in New York in 1859.
Portion donated 1955-1962 by Charles Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA. Additional letters were purchased at auction by AAA in 1968. Portion donated 1976 by Letitia Howe, an active donor to AAA. Additional material donated 1979 by Caroline Johnson Brown, Johnson's grand-niece.
Digitization Note:
The papers of Eastman Johnson were digitized in 2005 by the Archives of American Art. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 29 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Painting, Modern
Portrait painters
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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