Edge of the Desert

Frank T. Johnson (American, 1874-1939)

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Horses were one of Johnson's preferred subjects and are shown here with their Indian riders under the starry skies he favored.

Johnson began his career illustrating the Western novels of Zane Grey.

The artist moved to California in 1920, where he began painting cowboys and Indians.

The artist; Clyde Forsyth; purchased by W. J. Holliday in 1953; Harrison Eiteljorg purchased it in 1965; Eiteljorg donated the painting to the IMA in 1973

Object Information

artist
Frank T. Johnson (American, 1874-1939)
creation date
1925
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
20 x 24-1/8 in.
accession number
73.104.10
credit line
Gift of the Harrison Eiteljorg Gallery of Western Art
copyright
Public Domain
collection
American Painting and Sculpture to 1945
deaccessioned on
12.18.2008
transfer notes
Sold on 5/20/2009 (Lot 13)
reason
Secondary example
Deaccession Policy
valuation date
05/20/2009
valuation notes
Appraised value between $100,000-$150,000
proceeds deposited to [537] Deaccessioned American Paintings before 1945 Fund by exchange
valuation amount
$85000.00
valuation purpose
Auction Sale Price
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