John Didrik Johnsen (1885-1974) “Rodeo” SOLD P953

As a background artist for many of the classic Tex Avery cartoons, no mean claim to fame, or even immortality, John Didrik Johnsen won notice for his highly regarded animation work spanning the years 1939-1955. As this painting proves, that career took a real painter. Wonderful life, color and excitement in the scene. And the man can draw. We date this painting at around the late 20s early 30s.

Price on request.

A beautiful blog entry about Johnsen. http://tralfaz.blogspot.com/2011/10/johnny-johnsens-riot.html