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Jonathan Eastman Johnson was an American painter. He was a founding member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and is best known for his paintings of women and children. He was an influential figure in the art world, and he left a lasting impression on the museum's mission to collect and preserve art. Today, the museum bears his name. His work is widely appreciated, and his art is on display at the Metropolitan.

Although the Metropolitan Museum of Art is named for him, Johnson is generally considered an artist of the American West. His paintings of the American landscape, seascapes, and everyday life were inspired by the Dutch Masters of the 17th century. As a result, he was known as the "American Rembrandt." His style of painting and subject matter is highly personal and often reflects his own experiences and thoughts. This biography reveals more about the life of this artist.

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