The New Student's Reference Work/Johnson, Eastman
Johnson, Eastman was born at Lowell, Me., July 29, 1824. At an early age he developed talent as an artist, and soon earned enough to pay for a course of study in Europe. He remained abroad six years, and settled in New York in 1856. His most famous paintings are Old Kentucky Home, The Boyhood of Abraham Lincoln and The Wounded Drummer Boy. His work has been among the best known and most popular of any American artist. He died on April 6, 1906.