Clifton Johnson (January 25, 1865-January 22, 1940)
A prolific author, artist, and photographer, Clifton Johnson was immensely interested in rendering the world around him. Whether through his prose, pen, or photographs, Johnson achieved mastery in almost any medium he attempted. These varied skills coalesced in the form of his first book, The New England Country, published in 1892. Over the next 46 years Johnson would publish 125 books alongside numerous articles. Often illustrating each piece were photographs or drawings created by Johnson. These images worked alongside his prose rendering each piece distinctly his own, an expression of his aesthetic form and perspective.