Frank Tenney Johnson

(1874-1939)

Frank Tenney Johnson apprenticed to F. Heine, a panoramic painter in Milwaukee in 1888. Later he attended classes at the Art Students League with Henri and Chase in 1895. Johnson was a successful illustrator of Zane Gray books. He later became known for his Western night scenes bathed in moonlight and stars. Johnson moved from NYC to California in the 1920s and set up a studio with Clyde Forsythe. Together they established the Biltmore Gallery in Los Angeles to sell their work.