FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Frederick Coffay YOHN
Title: "I Want You to Promise Me Not to Shoot"
(The Heart of the Hills)
*Signed Lower Left
Medium: Original Oil on Canvas
Framed Size: 24" X 34"
Frederick Coffay Yohn (February 8, 1875 – June 6, 1933), often recognized only by his initials,
F. C. Yohn, was an artist and magazine illustrator. Yohn's work appeared in publications
including Scribner's Magazine, Harper's Magazine, and Collier's Weekly. Books he illustrated
included Jack London's A Daughter of the Snows, Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Dawn of a
To-morrow and Henry Cabot Lodge's Story of the American Revolution. He studied at the
Indianapolis Art School during his first student year and then studied at the Art Students
League of New York under Henry Siddons Mowbray (1858-1928). Mowbray studied at the
Atelier of Léon Bonnat in Paris. Yohn often specialized in historical military themes,
especially of the American Revolution, as well as the First World War. He designed the 2 cent
US Postal Service stamp in 1929 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of George Rogers
Clark's Victory over the British at Sackville. He is best known for his painting of George
Washington at Valley Forge.
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