Charles Howard Johnson
|Charles Howard Johnson|
Illustration for either Life or Truth Magazine
|Born||Charles Howard Johnson
Kansas City?, Missouri?
|Died||July 3, 1896
New York, New York
Charles Howard Johnson (1868 - July 3, 1896) was a nineteenth-century American illustrator and newspaper artist. He is best known for his sparse illustrations of the 1890 U.S. edition of The princess by the English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Very little is known of Johnson's life. He was reportedly born in Kansas City, and came to New York in about 1889 after studying art for a year in Cincinnati, Ohio. He worked for a number of magazines including Life, Truth, Munsey's Magazine, and on some of the daily newspapers. He illustrated over ten books.
He was particularly effective in decorative work, often making the pictures fantastical.
He was engaged to be married to the actress Elita Proctor Otis, before he died at his apartment in the Union Square Hotel of brain fever on July 3 1896, after an illness of ten days. His wife had died two years earlier, with whom he had a daughter