Fred G. Johnson (1892-1990), American
“CANADA'S TRADITIONAL FAVORITE CONKLIN SHOWS” CIRCUS BANNER, CIRCA 1950
Painting on canvas; signed lower right.
94" x 117" — 238.8 x 297.2 cm.
Fred G. Johnson born in Chicago was a prolific sideshow banner artist whose career spanned 65 years. His banner paintings were displayed at the Chicago World's Fair of 1933, called A Century Of Progress, and by circuses such as Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey, and Clyde Beatty. He has been called the "Picasso" of circus art.