John Houston Signed Retrospective Catalogue from NGS

Philip Long

John Houston

Published: National Galleries of Scotland


Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland 2005.Introduction by Philip Long. With a substantial thirteen page conversation between Philip Long and John Houston titled “John Houston in conversation with Philip Long” in which Houston discusses his early life, time at art school, influences, his marriage to Elizabeth Blackader, etc. One of apparently only 200 copies bound in cloth and signed by John Houston (the remainder of the edition were bound in wrappers). Catalogue illustrated mostly in colour, some full page. Cloth boards.

John Houston is recognised as a major figure in Scottish painting of the last half-century. Born in 1930, he studied at Edinburgh College of Art, where he subsequently taught for many years. Houston’s art is renowned for its bold, expressionistic treatment of his preferred subject matter, most often the Scottish landscape, which he paints with intense feeling. His use of gestural brushstrokes and vibrant colours enables him to capture the atmospheric mood of any setting. In 2005 a retrospective was held at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art for which this is the catalogue.

Fine, as issued.


Offered by William Cowan