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Francis Hans Johnston

Also Known As: "Franz Johnston"
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Death: July 19, 1949 (61)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Place of Burial: KIeinburg, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugh Johnston and Elizabeth Roderick
Husband of Florence Myrtle Jane Jamieson
Father of Frances Anne Arbuckle; Private; Lauren Johnston and Paul Johnston (Roderick)

Occupation: Painter
Managed by: Private User
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About Franz Johnston

Frank (Franz) Johnston (1888-1949) was a Canadian painter and a founding member of the Group of Seven. Johnson exhibited with the Group of Seven only once, in their first show at the Art Gallery of Toronto, now the Art Gallery of Ontario in 1920. His rate of production was more than any other of the Group of Seven artists. He officially broke from the Group in 1924, claiming that he wanted to have his own exhibitions.

Johnston's style became more realistic throughout his life. He had a particular fascination for the qualities of light reflected from snow.

In 1927 he changed his name to Franz Johnston.

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Franz Johnston's Timeline

June 19, 1888
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada
July 19, 1949
Age 61
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
McMichael Canadian Art Collection Burial Grounds, KIeinburg, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada