Artist: Dorothy Johnstone

Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Daughter of G W Johnstone
Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:

First visited Kirkcudbright in 1915. Between 1931 and 1933 painting holidays at Lochmaben. Revisited Kirkcudbright 1974 and made further visits.


Edinburgh College of Art; Paris; Florence

Professional Bodies:

ARSA, 1962

Exhibited At:

Royal Scottish Academy; Royal Academy; RSW; Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts; Aberdeen Artists’ Society; Liverpool


Cecile Walton, Mary Newbery, Anna Hotchkis, Jessie M King , E A Taylor. Joined the re-formed Edinburgh Group, 1919


Dorothy Johnstone, ARSA, 1892- 1980, Memorial Exhibition Catalogue, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Fine Art Society, Edinburgh, 1983. Exhibits included number 10 Summer Sunshine painted at Kirkcudbright, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, number 19 Galloway Landscape, illustrated, number 21 The High St Kirkcudbright and 22 A Close in Kirkcudbright, The Greengate Close Kirkcudbright. Kirkcudbright: one hundred years of an artists’ colony, Patrick Bourne, Atelier Books, Edinburgh, 2000. Tales of the Kirkcudbright Artists, Haig Gordon, Kirkcudbright, 2006


Image, Aberdeen Art Gallery, with kind permission of the artist’s family.  The photograph shows Dorothy Johnstone painting Anne Finlay


Taught Edinburgh College of Art 1914-1924. Member of Edinburgh Group. Held joint exhibition with Cecile Walton, 1924 Forced to give up teaching on marriage to D M Sutherland. Her portrait of Anne Finlay, 1920 is in Aberdeen Art Gallery.