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Frank (Franz) Johnston was born in Toronto. Like many other members of the Group of Seven, he joined Grip Ltd. as a commercial artist.
In 1910, he left for the United States where he studied art in Philadelphia and worked in commercial design in New York. Although an original member of the Group of Seven, Johnston's association was a brief one. He did exhibit in the exhibition of 1920, but by 1921 he had left Toronto to become Principal at the Winnipeg School of Art.
In the earlier years of their friendship, Johnston had joined MacDonald and Harris on their journeys to Algoma. His paintings from those years express a strong decorative interpretation of the landscape. In later years, the artist's style became more realistic and revealed a strong fascination with the qualities of light. In 1927, Johnston changed his name to the more exotic title of Franz Johnston, and found some success in commercial art galleries, where he was free from association with any formal group of artists.
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