Alice Sargent Johnson

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Alice Sargent Johnson (1882, Staten Island, New York City - 1951, Clifton, Staten Island) was a commercial artist and illustrator. She graduated from the Art Students League in 1900. Alice was the daughter of Mary Doubleday (niece of Abner Doubleday) and Edward Sargent.

Additionally, she created watercolor illustrations for magazines and books. She illustrated for Harper's Bazaar, St. Nicholas Magazine."The best-known children's authors and illustrators contributed to St. Nicholas,", according to a 2002 review on children's literature[2]. Many children's classics were first serialized in St. Nicholas Magazine. Its first runaway hit was with Little Lord Fauntleroy. Louisa May Alcott's Jo's Boys was serialized in the magazine, and Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.


She illustrated some early Madison Avenue ad campaigns. One ad campaign was a Victorian coloring book included with each bag of Ceresota Flour made by Northwestern Consolidated Milling Company. Thousands of books given away as a promotion. A showing of her watercolors was made in 1986 at the Staten Island Museum in St. George.

Further reading[edit]

Life Magazine -March 7, 1901 artwork drawings part of cover design

Ladies World Magazine June 1910 Front cover - watercolor of mother and young daughter's/ladiesworld/LadiesWorld1910-06.jpg.html

St. Nicholas Mary Mapes Dodge - Education - 1910 Verse Deborah Ege Olds 313 MASQUERADE, AT THE CHILDREN'S. Picture, drawn by Alice Sargent page 5o7 MELITTA. Verse. (Illustrated) Fannie W . Marshall 448 MR.

St. Nicholas, Volume 30, Part 2 - Page viii Mary Mapes Dodge - Education - 1903 (Illustrated by Alice Sargent page 1001 ) Ernest Ingersoll 1001 Word Jingles George //. Valentine 838 FRONTISPIECES. "The Gamekeeper's Daughter," by JM Gleeson,

St. Nicholas: a monthly magazine for boys and girls - Page 573 Mary Mapes Dodge - Education - 1909 (Illustrated) WR Mur¡>hy 1116 SHE LOVED HIM BUT HE MOVED AWAY ! Picture, drawn by Alice Sargent page 615

  • Rockstoh, Stephen (1993), Doubleday families of America, Port Charlotte, FL: S.W.D. Rockstroh, p. 238  (Alice was a Grand niece of General Abner Doubleday. Granddaughter of Colonel Thomas Doubleday.)
  • Lundrigan, Margaret; Navarra, Tova (1997), Staten Island, Dover: Arcadia, p. 40, ISBN 0-7524-0855-0 
  • "Buried at New-Dorp. A Throng at the Funeral of young William H. Vanderbilt", New York Times, May 28, 1892, Alice Sargent, aged nine, of Tompkinsville. was awarded a prize of a fine mahogany secretory for a very spirited pen-and-ink drawing of a festival ... the national prize was sponsored by Harpers Young People magazine 
  • "American Fakirs' Exhibit.", New York Times, April 19, 1898 

NY Times Obituary 1951 $3.95 - New York Times - Sep 27, 1951 EDWARD JOHNSON Mrs. Alice F. Johnson, an artist and widow of Edward F. ... Born and educated on Staten Island, Mrs. Johnson studied art at the New York Art .