Charles Howard Johnson

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Charles Howard Johnson
Lady and Gentleman by Charles Howard Johnson.jpg
Illustration for either Life or Truth Magazine
Born Charles Howard Johnson
1868
Kansas City?, Missouri?
Died July 3, 1896
New York, New York
Nationality American
Known for Illustration

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

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