George Houston (1869-1947)

Artist Name George Houston (1869-1947)
Title Spring, River Ayr
Description This superb Scottish Impressionist landscape oil painting is by noted artist George Houston. The location is the River Ayr in spring and it was painted circa 1920. The choppy river is in the foreground, looking ready to burst its banks as it flows through the fields. Beyond are bare trees and snows scattered fields and hills. This is a charming early spring landscape with lovely muted Scottish tones and impressionistic brushwork and an excellent example of Houston's work. 
Signed lower left and titled verso.
Provenance Gifted in 1963 by Edward Houston, son of the artist. The scene is The River Ayr.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 36 x 28 inches
Frame Housed in a gilt frame which compliments the picture, 42 inches by 35 inches and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography George Houston RSA (1869-1957) was born at West Lynn, Dalry, Ayrshire. He lived most of his life around Ayrshire, Edinburgh and Argyll, although he was widely travelled for his time, visiting Japan in 1911. He is best known for his consistently high technical skill, capturing the atmosphere and changing climate and seasons of his favourite Argyll and Ayrshire. He painted mainly in oil and watercolour but also produced etchings. Member of The London Society of 25. Elected Associate Royal Scottish academy 1900. RSW 1908, Royal Institute 1920 and Royal Scottish Academy 1925. Exhibited in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Europe and the USA. Represented in Glasgow Art Gallery (9) and other Scottish galleries.
Royal Academy - 3, Royal Scottish Academy - 70, Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours - 11, Glasgow Institute - 122, Walker Gallery Liverpool - 16.
Price £4500
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