Artist in oil, pastel, watercolour, pen and ink. Born in London, he studied art at Hornsey School of Art and London University. Johnston became a noted art instructor, teaching at summer schools as well as writing a number of books for beginners in sketching and painting. In the 1970s he edited Leisure Painter for several years. As well as one-man exhibitions, he showed at the RBA, RI, ROI, NS and at the Paris Salon. His work is in private collections throughout the world. Lived in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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