American & Modern Painting Online Auction

February 25, 2016

LOT 60
Fred G. Johnson (1892-1990)
  • Fred G. Johnson (1892-1990)
  • Fred G. Johnson (1892-1990)

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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.

Estimate $1,000-$2,000

Realised: $1,140

About artist/note:

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.[2] He has been called the "Picasso" of circus art.

Additional Info:

Department: International Art
Nationality: American
Signed