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John Houston

John Houston

Scottish painter
John Houston
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Quick Facts

Intro Scottish painter
Was Painter Athlete Football player Association football player
From United Kingdom
Type Arts Sports
Gender male
Birth 1 April 1930, Buckhaven, United Kingdom
Death 27 September 2008 (aged 78 years)
Star sign Aries
Education
Edinburgh College of Art
Awards
Officer of the Order of the British Empire  
Sports Teams
Dundee United F.C.
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

John Houston, OBE, RSA (1 April 1930 – 27 September 2008) was a Scottish painter.

Houston was born in Buckhaven, Fife, raised in nearby Windygates, and educated at Buckhaven High School and Edinburgh College of Art. An early career as a semi-professional footballer with Dundee United F.C. was ended by a knee injury.

Houston taught at Edinburgh College of Art between 1955 and 1989. He painted landscapes in an expressionist style. His works are on display at many Scottish art galleries. He was elected to the Royal Scottish Academy in 1972 and was accorded a retrospective at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in 2005.

Houston received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 2004

Personal life

He was married to the painter Dame Elizabeth Blackadder until his death.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 31 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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