THE HEADS, SYDNEY HARBOR
Oil on Canvas on Panel
15 x 18 Inches
Signed Lower Right ‘Robert Johnson’ and Dated ‘1927’
Robert Johnson studied at the Elam School of Art in Auckland with A.F. Nicoll and E. Fristrom. A member of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales from 1921 (and later a Council member), he is particularly well known for his landscapes and paintings of Sydney Harbor, skillfully painted in a popular Impressionist style. Johnson received many awards and medals throughout his successful career, most notably the Queen’s Coronation Medal in 1953. The artist’s work is held in the permanent collections of most Australian state galleries as well as public galleries in New Zealand.
The Encyclopedia of Australian Art, McCulloch, 1994, p.373; The Paintings Of Robert Johnson, Sydney Legend Press, 1947; Robert Johnson's Landscapes, Smith and Gellert, Art in Australia, 1934; New Zealand: Land for the Artist, Ruhen, Sydney Legend Press, 1953; Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Vol. VII, p.564; Mallett’s Index of Artists, Supplement, p.142; Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2003/4 Edition, p.1094; et al.