Frank Johnson: fame and fortune mattered little to an influential artist, devoted to his teaching

Frank Johnson: fame and fortune mattered little to an influential artist, devoted to his teaching

“I prefer living in colour” – David Hockney

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with two figures), 1972 acrylic on canvas, 84" x 120" Portrait of an Artist (Pool with two figures), 1972
acrylic on canvas, 84″ x 120″

Afternoon everyone,

Whilst enjoying my weekend I stumbled upon an interesting documentary on BBC2 about David Hockney, one of the great British artists of his generation. It concerned his life and works- artistic styles and techniques, however only briefly touched on his background and beginnings; it is unfortunate that here at Fletcher Gate we do not have any of Hockney’s artwork.

However we are very proud to hold numerous pieces by his commercial design and anatomy tutor at Bradford Art College, Frank Johnson. Although Frank’s work is lesser known, you can’t deny his skill! 

"They're The Tops At Toppy's" Signed, Oil on Canvas Size: 35" x 40" - £3,750 “They’re The Tops At Toppy’s” Signed, Oil on Canvas
Size: 35″ x 40″ – £3,750

Frank Johnson was born in Leicester in 1917. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1953 and 1965, in…

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