John Ballantyne(1815-1897), Portrait painter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 9 portraits
Born in Kelso in the Scottish Borders, John Ballantyne trained at the Trustees' Academy in Edinburgh under William Allan and Thomas Duncan, before studying in London, Paris and Rome. When he returned to Edinburgh in 1839, he established himself as a portrait and history painter. In 1848 he was appointed Headmaster of the Trustees' Academy. Ballantyne moved to London in 1863.
- Robert Michael Ballantyne (brother)
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