George Houston (1869-1947)
|Artist Name||George Houston (1869-1947)|
|Description||This lovely Scottish Impressionist oil painting is by noted Scottish artist George Houston. Painted circa 1930, the composition is the landscape at Loch Fyne, Argyll. This may well have been one of Houston's 70 exhibited works at the Royal Scottish Academy, under the title Haytime in Argyll, 1930 or Loch Fyne 1933. The composition has everything; the coastal harvest, magnificent trees, a dwelling by the loch with a figure and washing blowing in the summer sunshine and all with the backdrop of Loch Fyne and mountains beyond. A superb example of Houston's work and such a lovely painting.
Signed lower right.
|Provenance||Framed Label verso: W B Simpson, James Connell & Co., 84 St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Inscribed with title.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||36 x 28 inches|
|Frame||Housed in an ornate gallery frame, 43 inches by 33 inches and in 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
Liverpool - 16