JOHNSON, EUGENE HARPER

Biography;

Illustrator; painter; violinist.  Born– Birmingham.  Married Anita [Johnson].  Children– three.  Education; Birmingham schools; studied music and art in France at the Studio of Gene Paul Lawrence and at the Academie Julian; studied at the Art Institute of Chicago; Pratt Institute; and the National Academy School of Fine Arts in New York.  Served in US Army Special Services, WWII.  Began his career as a violinist; performed internationally in Europe and Africa.  After he injured his wrist in a horseback riding accident, he turned to art as a career;  illustrated more than 200 books and has paintings hung in museums and galleries.  Contributed articles to many journals and books.

Sources; 

Illustrators of Books for Young People, 2nd ed.

Something about the Author online.

Publications;

Kenny.  New York:  Holt, 1957.

Piankhy the Great.  Nashville:  T. Nelson, 1962.