Artist: Helen Stirling Johnston

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Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:

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


Glasgow School of Art

Exhibited At:

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


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


"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.