Medium
Image rights
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gift of Frederic H. Hatch, 1926), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal

Eastman Johnson was one of the leading artists to come to prominence during the Civil War. He studied in Europe, working under Emanuel Leutze in Germany (who was then painting his landmark work Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851), before traveling to Holland and then Paris, where he studied with academic painter Thomas Couture. When he returned to America, he painted images of the 19th-century frontier, living among the native Anishinabe (Ojibwe) in Wisconsin for a period. He settled in New York, where he worked in the Tenth Street Studio Building, and co-founded the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the period following the war, he painted portraits and refined genre scenes of elegant leisure.

Collected by a major museum
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Selected exhibitions
2021
New Yorkers and Their CityDebra Force Fine Art
2019
19th and 20th Century American ArtDebra Force Fine Art
2018
Inside and Out: 19th Century American Genre, Marine, and Still Life PaintingsDebra Force Fine Art
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The Hatch Family, 1870–1871

Oil on canvas
48 × 73 3/8 in
121.9 × 186.4 cm
Location
New York
Medium
Image rights
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gift of Frederic H. Hatch, 1926), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal

Eastman Johnson was one of the leading artists to come to prominence during the Civil War. He studied in Europe, working under Emanuel Leutze in Germany (who was then painting his landmark work Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851), before traveling to Holland and then Paris, where he studied with academic painter Thomas Couture. When he returned to America, he painted images of the 19th-century frontier, living among the native Anishinabe (Ojibwe) in Wisconsin for a period. He settled in New York, where he worked in the Tenth Street Studio Building, and co-founded the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the period following the war, he painted portraits and refined genre scenes of elegant leisure.

Collected by a major museum
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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