FRANK HANS JOHNSTON, O.S.A., A.R.C.A.
oil on masonite
20 ins x 24 ins; 50.8 cms x 61 cms
Franz Johnston earned a reputation for the luminous interplay of light and shadow in his paintings. Here the bright sunshine of Autumn Enchantment stands in contrast with the cool depths of the shade beneath the trees.
“Essentially, Mr. Johnston is a painter of light,” one reviewer noted, “and more particularly of that clear, warm, mellow light that emanates from skies.”
Roger Burford Mason, A Grand Eye for Glory: The Life of Franz Johnston,Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1998, page 62.
Private Collection, Toronto