Ernest Borough Johnson (1866-1949)

Ernest Borough Johnson (1866-1949) was born in Shifnal, Shropshire in December 1866. He studied at the Slade School under Alphonse Legros. Not only did he paint in oils and watercolours, but was also an important lithographer, etcher and illustrator. His work was exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1887 and 1892, and he was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1896 and a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1906. Also exhibiting at the Paris Salon, Johnson received an Honourable Mention in 1922 and a silver medal in 1923.