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

John Johnstone’s Six Creative Decades at Gallery Q Dundee

John Johnstone: 60 Years of Painting

21 May 2021 – 19 Jun 2021

Wed - Sat 11:00 - 16:30

Gallery Q
Queens Hotel Buildings
160 Nethergate
Dundee & Angus

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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