May 10, 2017

 In MOA Artwork of the Week


David Johnson (1827-1908), Schooley’s Mt. N.J., c.1875, oil on canvas, 17 3/4 x 23 7/8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art.

American painter David Johnson was born on this day in 1827. Johnson was a second-generation member of the Hudson River School painters and is most well known for his influence in developing the Luminism movement. He studied at the National Academy of Design in New York. Johnson’s works, most of which are in the Luminism style, feature tranquil landscapes, soft lighting, and a great attention to detail while hiding brushstrokes.


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