George Houston (1869-1947)
|Artist Name||George Houston (1869-1947)|
|Title||Loch Fyne Argyll - Scottish Nocturne Landscape|
|Description||An original, large oil painting on canvas by George Houston RSA. It depicts Loch Fyne Argyll in Scotland at evening. Painted in an impressionistic style circa 1920, it is a very good example of his work around this period and of Scottish painting in general. The colours and forms are particularly appealing.
Signed lower right George Houston.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||36 x 28 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a fine gallery frame 42 inches by 35 inches.|
|Condition||Very 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.