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William Johnstone (1897-1981)

Artist of 2 portraits
William Johnstone, painter, was the son of a Borders farmer. His youth was spent at Greenhead, near Selkirk. After service in the army during World War I, he attended Edinburgh College of Art. Johnstone was in the vanguard of a revival in the Scottish arts, becoming an influential painter combining the abstract and surrealism with images of the Borders landscape.

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Richard Thomas Church

by William Johnstone
black chalk, circa 1932
NPG 5926

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Richard Thomas Church

by William Johnstone
oil on canvas, 1932
NPG 5755