Artist: Helen Stirling Johnston

Date of Birth:
1888
Date of Death:
1931
Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:

Studio behind 9 High Street, Kirkcudbright.  Also resided at 4 Hillhead Street, Glasgow.

Education:

Glasgow School of Art

Exhibited At:

Royal Scottish Academy; Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts; Liverpool

Bibliography:

Obituary in Galloway News, 17 January 1931.

Dorothy L Sayers in Galloway, Christopher Dean, Stewartry Museum, 2005

Tales of the Kirkcudbright Artists, Hiag Gordon, Kirkcudbright, 2006

Image of the artist painting near Kirkcudbright, private collection

Notes:

"Miss Johnston was one of the foremost lady artists in Scotland, and made Kirkcudbright her residence for several months each year" (Stewartry Museum file).

Painted a portrait of Dorothy L Sayers , when she was in Kirkcudbright.  A preliminary sketch for the portrait has recently come to light in the United States and Stewartry Museum has a photograph of it.Helen Stiling Johnston painted in a studio behind 9 High Street, Kirkcudbright.