John Houston (Limited special edition, in slipcase with removable, numbered, limited edition print by the artist)

John Houston (Limited special edition, in slipcase with removable, numbered, limited edition print by the artist)

By: William Packer (author)Mixed Media

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Description

This is the first book on John Houston (b. 1930) - one of the most distinguished and prolific of contemporary Scottish painters. A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, John Houston remained closely associated with the college through his role as a teacher: he lectured at Edinburgh from 1955 to 1989. Though dedicated to teaching, Houston remained committed to his own work throughout his time at Edinburgh and successfully forged a distinct artistic identity simultaneously. In a fascinating study of the artist's varied career, William Packer charts the development of Houston's life as a painter across five decades. Renowned for its intense use of colour, his work developed an underlying consistency from an early stage. Expressionistic, with romantic overtones and gestural brushstrokes, Houston is a master of encapsulating the atmospheric mood of any setting. This is borne out in the 70 colour images reproduced here for both loyal and new-found followers to admire. The limited edition of 50 copies, is supplied with an original watercolour.

About Author

William Packer is art critic for the Financial Times.

Contents

Contents: Preamble; Early Life; Edinburgh College of Art; The Italian scholarship; Elizabeth and marriage; The 1950s into the 1960s; The mid-1960s into the 1970s; Ever After; Selected bibliography; Chronology; Solo exhibitions; Selected group exhibitions; Collections; Photographic credits

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780853318699
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 96
  • ID: 9780853318699
  • ISBN10: 0853318697
  • edition: Limited special edition, in slipcase with removable, numbered, limited edition print by the artist

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