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

John Johnstone’s Six Creative Decades at Gallery Q Dundee

Title:
John Johnstone: 60 Years of Painting

Dates:
21 May 2021 – 19 Jun 2021

Times:
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 16:30

Venue:
Gallery Q
Queens Hotel Buildings
160 Nethergate
Dundee
Dundee & Angus
DD1 4DU

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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