George Whitton Johnstone (1849-1901)

George Whitton Johnstone RSA RSW (1849-1901) was a 19th-century Scottish artist. He was born in Glamis in May 1849. He was a full member of the Royal Scottish Academy and Royal Society of Watercolourists and demonstrated particular skill with landscapes and portraits. His first exhibition at the RSA was in 1872 and he continued to exhibit regularly. He became an Associate of the RSA in 1883, and a full member in 1895. He also exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts from 1885 - 1892. He painted mainly in Eskdale and Annandale, though he also painted in France's Fontainebleu forest. He was apparently influenced by the famous artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.