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ARTIST NAME: Johnstone, William
ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000.300.000093
TITLE: HON. A.G. MCKAY
DATE: 1919
CATEGORY: Painting
MEDIUM: oil
SUPPORT: canvas
DIMENSIONS: Actual: 86.8 x 61.3 cm (34 3/16 x 24 1/8 in.) Frame: 120.8 × 95.9 × 10.3 cm (47 9/16 × 37 3/4 × 4 1/16 in.)
COLLECTION: Portrait Commissions


OTHER HOLDINGS: Johnstone, William
ARTIST BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: William Johnstone was born in Scotland in 1868 and moved to Canada from Edinburgh, to establish a studio in Edmonton, later becoming the first President of the Edmonton Art Club upon its establishment in 1921. He conducted classes at the Edmonton Technical School for a period and was also art instructor at the Wetaskiwin High School. William Johnstone was a successful painter and a highly regarded teacher. He generally painted outdoors during the summer, drawing inspiration from the lakes and mountains of the Alberta landscape, and also painted figures and portraits, including a portrait of the Prince of Wales to mark the Royal Visit to Edmonton in 1919.


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