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Eastman Johnson

Born: Lovell, ME, 29 July 1824
Died: New York, 5 April 1906
Nationality: American
Studies: 

apprenticed to lithographer John H. Bufford (1840-42, Boston); Dusseldorf Akademie (1848-50); with Thomas Couture (1855)

Career: 

1845 – moves to Washington, DC; draws portraits of Daniel Webster, John Quincy Adams, and Dolly Madison (Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA)

1846 – moves to Boston, works as portraitist

1848 – studies at Dusseldorf Academy; associated with Emanuel Leutze

1855 – settles in New York

1859 – reputation secured by success of Old Kentucky Home – Life in the South

1869 – begins spending summers on Nantucket Island, MA

Travels 

Boston (1846-48); Germany (1848-50); The Hague (1850-53); Paris (1855); visits Europe in 1885, 1891, 1897

Important Artworks: 

Cornhusking, 1860 (Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY)

Sugaring Off, 1861-66 (Rhode Island School of Design, Providence)