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
1867 or 1868
Kansas City, Missouri
Died (aged 28)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Known for Illustration

Charles Howard Johnson (1867 or 1868 – July 3, 1896) was an American illustrator and newspaper artist, best known for his sparse illustrations of the 1890 U.S. edition of The Princess by the English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Little is known of Johnson's life. He has been reported[according to whom?] born in Kansas City, and came to New York City 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 more than ten books.

He was particularly effective in decorative work, often making the pictures fantastical.

Johnson died of brain fever on July 3, 1896 at his apartment in the Union Square Hotel at the southeast corner of 15th Street and Union Square East. Built in 1872, it was demolished in 1986 to make way for the Zeckendorf Towers

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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