Eastman Johnson Prints
St. Louis County MN Historical Society

Eastman Johnson Prints

Three Limited Edition Fine Art Prints

These prints were originally offered by the St. Louis County Historical Society and the Tweed Museum in conjunction with their 2006 exhibitions of Eastman Johnson original artwork images of Lake Superior Indians, ca. 1856-1857, from the collection of the St. Louis County Historical Society.

Ojibwe Youth
Eastman Johnson, ca. 1857
Charcoal and chalk on paper

13.25 x 16.75 inches $150.00

Ojibwe Women
Eastman Johnson, ca. 1857
Oil on canvas

10.5 x 20.125 inches $150.00

Eastman Johnson, ca. 1857
Pastel on paper

11 x 13 inches $150.00


Eastman Johnson was one of America’s finest portrait, figure, and genre scene painters. Originally from Maine, Johnson studied extensively in Europe before journeying to Superior, Wisconsin in 1856 to visit relatives. 

Captivated by the area and native people, he remained through the winter of 1856-57, building a cabin and traveling the western and northern lake region. Johnson’s destinations included Grand Portage, Minnesota – a fur trading center on Lake Superior’s North Shore near the Canadian border.  Johnson returned to Superior later in 1857 to create the majority of his Ojibwe artworks. During his 1856-57 stays, Johnson created numerous drawings and paintings of Superior and Grand Portage’s Ojibwe residents, preserving forever the faces and homes of Lake Superior’s native people.

Each print is a hand numbered certified Giclee™ reproduction in limited editions of 100, printed on Hahnemûhle™ Photo Satin Rag with Epson UltraChrome™ inks.  Prints are sold with a cotton rag mat and packaged in a protective sleeve.

Prior St. Louis County Historical Society Limited Edition Eastman Johnson prints no longer available:
• Kenne Waw Be Mint (an Ojibwe man)    • Wigemar Wasung (an Ojibwe woman)
• Kay be sen day way We Win (Ojibwe woman with sleeping child)

Prints may be purchased in person at the below location. Please phone ahead for hours and print availability. Prints may also be purchased by mail. Click here to view and print form. 

St. Louis County Historical Society  •  (218) 733-7586
St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center (Depot), 506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802


For more information on Eastman Johnson, go to this listing on the Wikipedia site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastman_Johnson.

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