George Houston (artist)
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George Houston Artist

George Houston RSA, RI, RSW (20 January 1869 - 5 October 1947) was a Scottish artist. He was a prolific landscape painter, using both oil and watercolour. He primarily depicted scenes of Argyll and Ayrshire.

Life and death

Houston was born in Dalry, North Ayrshire, before his family moved to the nearby town of Saltcoats. In later life he moved back to Dalry and lived at West Lynn until his death on 5 October 1947.[1]

Notable works

An Ayrshire Landscape was purchased by Glasgow Corporation in 1904 and remains in the Glasgow Museums collection.[2] Houston was a friend of the writer Neil Munro and illustrated Munro's book Ayrshire Idylls (A&C Black, 1912). Munro also provided commentary on Burns' Country, a series of 12 etchings made by Houston published in 1915.[3] These etchings are now in the possession of the North Ayrshire Council Museums Service.[4]


Houston married Anne Kerr Crawford in 1889 and the couple had ten children together.


  1. ^ Robson, Euan (1997). George Houston: Nature's Limner. Atelier Books. ISBN 9781873830291.
  2. ^ "Glasgow Museums Collections Online". Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "In The Artists' FootstepsView of Ellisland from the Front by George Houston". Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Mount Oliphant". Retrieved 2018.

External links

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