John Johnstone’s Six Creative Decades at Gallery Q Dundee

John Johnstone - 'Outside the bakers'
John Johnstone - 'Outside the bakers'

John Johnstone: 60 Years of Painting

Wed - Sat 11:00 - 16:30

From: 21 May 2021

To: 19 Jun 2021

Gallery Q
Queens Hotel Buildings
160 Nethergate
Dundee & Angus

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John Johnstone: 60 Years of Painting at Gallery Q in Dundee features the latest paintings and etchings by one of Scotland’s leading figurative artists. Influenced from childhood in ‘how the body works’, Johnstone (born in Forfar, 1941) was particularly influenced by Dudley D Watkins’ comic strips for the Dundee-based publishers D C Thompson. As a student at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, he pursued an expressionist style before eventually settling on the detailed, illustrative one we know today. Imbued with humour and satire, his work includes many local scenes, including famous characters who just happen to be walking down a Dundee street. Bob Dylan is a favourite. Johnstone has works in many public and private collections, including those of the Duke of Edinburgh, The McManus Gallery in Dundee, the Carnegie Trust and Fife Council.

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