Item description for John Houston by Philip Long...
John Houston is recognised as a major figure in Scottish painting of the last half century. Born in 1930, he studied at Edinburgh College of Art, where he subsequently taught for many years. Houston remained committed to his own work throughout his time at Edinburgh and successfully forged his career as an artist. Houston's art is renowned for its bold, expressionistic treatment of his preferred subject matter, most often the Scottish landscape, which he paints with intense feeling. His use of gestural brushstrokes and vibrant colours enables him to capture the atmospheric mood of any setting. This book accompanies an exhibition that marks that artist's seventy-fifth birthday. Philip Long discusses Houston's career and his approach to his art in an illuminating interview.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.45" Width: 8.43" Height: 0.31" Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Release Date Jul 25, 2006
Publisher National Galleries Of Scotland
ISBN 1903278724 ISBN13 9781903278727
Availability 0 units.
More About Philip Long
Philip Long (PhD, PGCLT, BA Hons, MTMI) is a Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Philip has research interests in the tourism dimensions of festivals and cultural events, tourism - media relationships and, social exclusion from tourism participation. He is also interested in research-based professional development for the destination management and festivals sectors. Nicola Palmer (PhD, PGCLT, BA Hons, M.Inst.TT is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for International Tourism Research (CITouR), Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK. Nicola has research interests in destination image, tourist perceptions and the role of tourism in national identity building. She is also interested in public policy and the relationships between the state and tourism agencies. Geographically, her research focus spans from the UK to Central Asia.