Join us at the

Javits Centre
October 26-29


Three Significant Quebec Etchers

London Original Print Fair

Jan Johnson


Welcome to the site of Canada’s premier dealer in fine prints

Jan Johnson, Old Master & Modern Prints, Inc., was begun in 1979 by owner and director Jan Johnson after six years in the print department of P & D Colnaghi, London, and three previous years of print research in European museum collections. Specialized originally in Old Master Prints, the company expanded into 19th and early 20th Century European and Canadian prints on transferring from London to Montreal, Canada, in 1982.

We offer a wide-ranging and well-researched stock with an emphasis on high quality impressions and excellent condition. While major names such as Rembrandt, Dürer, Whistler, and Goya are usually represented, our taste also runs to the less obvious. Our stock’s diversity enables us to offer a wide price range and to encourage collectors at all levels. Since this website only exhibits a portion of our stock you are welcome to make your interests known and focused stock-lists can be sent. Email using the email link below, or join our mailing list by using the Contact Us link.

Other services include acting at auction for clients, searching for desiderata, and performing appraisals. We are always open to opportunities to purchase good quality prints. Visitors are welcome to view stock at our premises in the Montreal region by appointment.

We exhibit at various international print fairs throughout the year, including for some 25 years the New York Print Fair sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers’ Association, of which we are a founding member. Our clients include many of the world’s great museums, both European and North American such as:


Art Gallery of Ontario
McMaster Museum, Hamilton
Art Institute of Chicago
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Baltimore Museum of Art
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Blanton Museum of Art, U. of Texas at Austin
Musée des Beaux-arts, Montréal
St. Louis Art Museum
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Museum of Fine Art, Boston
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa
British Museum
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford Univ.
New York Public Library
Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Chazen Museum of Art, U Wisconsin-Madison
Princeton University Art Museum
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Harvard Art Museums
Sarah Campbell Blaffer Fndation, Houston
J. Paul Getty Museum
Spencer Museum of Art, U. of Kansas
Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA
Worcester Art Museum
Los Angeles County Museum
Yale University Art Gallery