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The Frank Tenney Johnson Book: A Master Painter of the Old West

McCracken, Harold

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ISBN 10: 0385078579 / ISBN 13: 9780385078573
Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, NY, 1974
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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No Dust Jacket, As Issued. . 207 pp, acknowledgments, I. Frank Tenny Johnson; II. Hopes in the West; III. A Long Way to Go; IV. Shaping of a Career; V. A One-Way Ticket to Hayden; VI. New Friends in Rough Places; VII. Learning to be a Cowboy; VIII. Artist or Cowboy?; IX. Cheyenne "Frontier Days" -- 1904; X. Land of the Desert Dwellers; XI. Navajos in the Moonlight; XII. On the Way Up; XIII. Visiting the West Together; XIV. "Always a Man on the Go"; XV. Not All Work; XVI. Reaching for th Goal; XVII. Art for Art's Sake; XVIII. A Hollywood Extravaganza; XIX. Pictures and Parties; XX. Memories on Canvas; XXI. A Log Studio in the Rockies; XXII. End of the Trail; references, list of color illustrations, list of b&w illustrations, index. Limited Edition of 4000 copies of which this is No. 3499, as indicated on tipped-in registry label. In Fine original beige slipcase with gilt bronco rider on front panel. Near Pristine book. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown padded full-leather with full-color iillustrated rider on horseback to front board, brown-outlined lettering to front board and spine, and illustrated endpapers. Size: Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 002158

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Title: The Frank Tenney Johnson Book: A Master ...

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, NY

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Edition: Limited/Numbered.

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Frank Tenney Johnson (1874 - 1939) was a painter of the Old American West, and he popularized a style of painting cowboys which became known as "The Johnson Moonlight Technique". Somewhere on the Range is an example of Johnson's moonlight technique. To paint his paintings he used knives, fingers and brushes. In his early career, he worked primarily as an illustrator. He began working for Field & Stream magazine in 1904. In addition to Field & Stream, he contributed to Cosmopolitan and Harpers Weekly magazines, and illustrated the Western novels of Zane Grey.

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