New York, 1835 – 1879, ?
Originally from New York, Samuel Frost Johnson was an accademic style of painter who spent several years to study and exhibit especially in Düsseldorf (Germany), Anvers (Belgium), Ecouen and Paris.
From 1865 to 1869, being student of Pierre Edouard Frère, he lived in Ecouen at 22 rue d’Ezanville (Ezanville street) and exhibited « Potatoes » in the 1869 Salon de Paris.
His paintings « An interior scène » and « The dilemma » has been painted in Ecouen. We can see his signature (SF Johnson/Ecouen) on three people life paintings.
Back to New York, during the years 1870, he became art and sciences professor at Fordham University and at the New York Metropolitan museum of arts. During the same period, he exhibited in the National Academy of Design and in the Art Academy of Brooklyn.
He died in 1879 in an unknown the location.
For further information, please read the book “L’Ecole d’Ecouen, une colonie de peintres au XIXe siècle” (bilingual French-English).