William Johnstone, ‘Green and Black’, ca. 1975, The Scottish Gallery

William Johnstone was an abstract expressionist painter and writer from the Scottish Borders. Johnstone was also a pioneering art educator who was the Principal of Central School of Arts and Crafts, London from 1947–1960. Johnstone had his first solo exhibition with The Scottish Gallery in 1934 and in 2012 we produced the most detailed biography on his work to date (Marchlands) and several works were acquired for public collections. William Johnstone remains as one of the most enigmatic artists from the last century.

Green and Black was painted from his studio in Crailing and is a typical example of his work from the 1970’s chiming with European Tachisme.

Signature: signed lower left

About William Johnstone

Scottish, 1897-1981, Denholm, United Kingdom

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