May 2010: Exhibiting Artists: John Houston

John Houston, OBE, RSA, RSW, studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1948-1954 and became a lecturer there in 1955. He was deputy head of the School of Drawing and Painting from 1982 until his retirement in 1989. He was created an OBE in 1990 and was a member of the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Glasgow Institute. He exhibited extensively in mixed and solo shows and was latterly represented in London by Browse & Darby. Works are to be found in a great many important public and private collections worldwide. In 2005 he was honoured with a major Retrospective at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh. He lived and worked, for over 50 years, in Edinburgh with his wife, the painter, Elizabeth Blackadder. He died in Edinburgh on 27 September 2008.

"Summer Sea" 2005

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