John Young Johnstone: Myth and Modernism

Text by Alan Klinkhoff
Alan Klinkhoff, 2019
For us the year 2019 has brought us two precious, rare and particularly fine paintings by the artist John Young Johnstone. There is not a great deal of reference material about the artist, commonly referred to by us as "Johnny" Johnstone. With a view in mind to sharing with our community these two rather special pictures we take this occasion to paste together the legend and the facts as we know them.