Painter and teacher, born in Arbroath, Angus, where he eventually settled. He studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, 1946–50, and won the RSA Guthrie Award in 1961; the Cargill Award of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts followed in 1966 and 1990. Littlejohn also won the Sir William Gillies Award of RSW in 1980. In 1966 Littlejohn joined the staff of Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, of which he became head. From 1963 he had a series of solo exhibitions at Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh; others included University of Leeds, 1976; and Loomshop Gallery, Lower Largo, Fife. Littlejohn’s work is in the collection of HM The Queen, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Scottish Arts Council and other Scottish galleries.

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

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