Eastman Johnson, an American painter, born at Lovell, near Freyburg, Me., July 29,1824. He first became known for his drawings in crayon, and in 1849 went to Dusseldorf, where he studied for two years. He afterward resided at the Hague for four years, and executed there the "Savoyard" and "Card Players,"his earliest elaborate paintings in oil, besides a number of portraits and genre paintings. He also visited the principal galleries and studios in Holland, Italy, and France. In 1856 he removed to Paris, but returned the same year to America, and has since resided for the most part in New York. He gives his attention mainly to genre painting, finding his favorite subjects in the American rustic and negro, and in glimpses of household and childish life. His paintings are characterized by clearness, vigor, and faithfulness to nature. Among the best known are " The Old Kentucky Home" (1859), first exhibited in New York, and sent with " Mating " (I860) and "The Farmer's Sunday Morning" (1866) to the Paris universal exposition in 1867; "The Barefoot Boy" (1860), illustrating Whittier's poem; " The Village Blacksmith " (1864); "Fiddling his Way" (1865); "The Boyhood of Abraham Lincoln" and "The Field Hospital" (1867); "The Pension Claim Agent" (1868); "Our Father who art in Heaven" (1869); "The Old Stage Coach" and " Bo-peep " (1871); " The Wounded Drummer Boy " (1872); " Dropping off " and " The Peddler" (1873). He has also, during a visit to the upper Mississippi, sketched some excellent portraits of American Indians. His " Old Kentucky Home," " Boyhood of Abraham Lincoln," and some other works, have been copied in chromolithography, and photographs have been published of the " Wounded Drummer Boy " and " Our Father who art in Heaven."