c. 1910
Cottage garden in France
c. 1910

Francis Morton Johnson

Waltham / Massachusetts 1878 - 1931 Paris

Oil on cardboard, 14.96 x 18.11 in (38 x 46 cm). Signed lower right 'F Morton Johnson'. Housed in a museum quality frame, size 20.67 x 23.82 in. (52.5 x 60.5 cm).

Provenance: Collection of Jean-Claude Leroy, Paris

Price: € 2,600.- / $ 2,600.-


The early paintings of Johnson follow the Impressionism and major works are Collectibles.

A special feature of the artist is the impasto application of paint and a strong color that often show cobalt blue. Even scratched interior details can be found in many paintings.

The present painting is derived from the period around 1910th. It still depicts a clear reference to Post-Impressionism.


FRANCIS MORTON JOHNSON (Waltham / Massachusetts 1878 - 1931 Paris)

The son of american parents came early with art and painting in touch.

As a young man he went to Paris and stayed in France for his lifetime.

He studied at the Academie Julian, along with other American artists like Louis Rittman, Richard Miller, Preston Dickenson, Aston Knight.

With the slightly younger Henri Laurens (1885 -1954), with whose father Jean-Paul he learned, joined him since the study a lifelong friendship.

Johnson exhibited in 1907 und1908 at the Salon d'Automne, and from 1908-1914 in the Salon des Indépendants. He also participated in the exhibitions of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in the United States.

BIBLIOBGRAPHY: Mallett, Falk (Who's Who in American Art), Davenport

handcrafted quality frame