Artist: George Whitton Johnstone

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Father of Dorothy Johnstone

Came to Edinburgh as a cabinet maker and enrolled at Royal Scottish Academy Life School 1877

Professional Bodies:

ARSA, 1883, RSW 1885 RSA 1895

Exhibited At:

Royal Academy; Royal Scottish Academy; RSW; Aberdeen Artists’ Society


Image, photograph by kind permission of the artist’s family

Obituary Weekly Scotsman


Painter in oil and watercolour of landscapes. Father of Dorothy Johnstone.


G W Johnstone was a native of Glamis.  Early in his career he painted scenes of the Trossachs before turning his attention to the Borders.  His obituary notes that in his Border works "he was very successful in representing, in such works as "Borderland" and "Canobie Lea," the aspects of the scenery of the Border, with its woodlands and streams and changeful sky."