John Houston was a remarkable, prolific and consistent painter. A consummate Colourist, specializing in landscape, his signature motif became the Bass Rock and the Forth, which he had known so well as a boy in Fife. His early career was typically experimental, including a series of bird paintings, but he also favoured figurative subjects and still life. He travelled widely, often in the company of his wife Elizabeth Blackadder. Houston studied at Edinburgh College of Art 1948-52, under Gillies and Blyth, and showed with The Scottish Gallery from the late 1950s. His vibrant, expressive oils and watercolours are some of the most distinctive Scottish works of the Post War period. Houston was honoured with a major retrospective at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in 2005.

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