SOLD Lake Placid, 1850

by David Johnson (1827–1908)
Oil on canvas
11⅞ x 20⅛ inches
Initialed and dated lower right: D.J. 1850




Godel & Co., New York, New York

Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York, acquired from above, 2000

Private collection, Illinois, acquired from above, 2001


Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee, Selections from the Kattner Collection of American Paintings, January 22–March 4, 2012

Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee, Painting American Progress: Selections from the Kattner Collection and More, November 1, 2015 – April 13, 2016

Artist Biography

As a second-generation member of the Hudson River School, David Johnson experienced artistic success during the second half of the nineteenth century. The style of his rocky landscape scenes tended to coincide with whatever genre the current art market dictated as on trend, with his later works demonstrating a distinctly luminist influence.

By Chelsea DeLay

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Suggested Resources
VII. Notes

I. Biography

Born in New York City on May 10, 1827, David Johnson went on to become a skilled landscape artist who led a relatively quiet life.[1] Johnson was essentially a self-taught

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