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FRANZ JOHNSTON

FRANZ JOHNSTON
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FRANZ JOHNSTON
FRANZ JOHNSTON
FRANZ JOHNSTON
FRANZ JOHNSTON
FRANZ JOHNSTON

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Titled "October Road", signed lower right, mixed media (watercolour and gouache) on paper, 23.8 x 30.2cm (9 3/8 x 11 7/8in); Provenance: McCready Galleries Inc., Toronto; Heffel Fine Art Auction House, Toronto

Francis (also known as Frank or Franz) Hans Johnston, Canadian, 1888-1949 was a member of the Group of Seven; although only a member for a brief time, he took part in their first exhibition in 1920; after leaving the Group, Johnston was quite successful as an artist and held several solo exhibitions throughout the 1920's; he was a member of the Royal Academy of Arts and the Ontario Society of Artists; upon his passing in 1949, Johnston was buried at the McMichael grounds in Kleinburg, Ontario; his works are found in many important private and public collections, including The National Gallery of Canada