Click image to enlarge

 9 of 12 

William Johnstone O.B.E., L.L.D. (1897-1981)

Patent Leather

Oil on canvas
Signed, inscribed and dated verso
28 x 36 ins


During the late 1950s Johnstone painted a series of large canvases grouped as 'Northern Gothic' that are predominantly black, where the brush is used in a broad and spontaneous manner to create an uneven surface, often superimposed over an underlying form of blended colour.

Although of a later date, this painting has the same powerful effect of depth as found in the Northern Gothic series.

Enquire about this item

Artist current work