- Born: 1816 Died: 1872
Blucher Johnson was awarded one of six unclassed premiums by the Royal Dublin Society's School of Drawing in Architecture on 8 December 1836 and one of eight unclassed premiums on 25 April 1839.(1) In spite of these successes, he did not pursue an architectural career but became a sculptor and artist instead. For an account of his career and his eccentricities, see W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 554.
(1) MS. transcript from Royal Dublin Society minutes of School of Architectural Drawing admissions and prizewinners (in IAA).
(2) RHA Index, II, 121.
(3) Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanac 1847.
(4) See note 2, above.