However the railroad touched people, it touched most every aspect of American life in some fashion. Physically, the railroads have been an imposing feature of the American landscape. The train was a long, sinuous, racing entity that passed through towns, over mountains, along rivers and across the Great Plains—an entity that became an integral part of American life. In the American psyche they became what dreams are made of.
The work of Mark Johnson has been recognized for its quality by such entities such as the National Railway Historical Society that commissioned a painting; PBS has featured his work prominently in one of its documentaries; it has been featured in the Communication Arts Illustration Annual and the Print Magazine Design Annual; and a lithograph of the latest painting, The Century, has been installed at the State House in Albany New York by governor George Pataki and the original painting has been granted a first place award and included in an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
It is Mark’s intention with these railroad historical landscapes to produce lithographic and gicleé reproductions of the highest quality and maximum artistic value and to guarantee your satisfaction with each creation.