Gwyneth Johnstone 1914-2010
A painter who studied initially at the Slade School in London, then in Paris with Andre L'Hote, and then at the Central School in London with Cecil Collins. Johnstone was born into a milieu of pre-war artists, the daughter of Augustus John; she reflected a lyrical naivety and a subtle palette combined with an awareness of international artists such as Christopher Wood andPaul Klee. She spent much time in Spain, living in the hills above Alicante, painting the unspoilt landscape.. Her career was long and varied showing with the London Group and as President of the Women's International Art Club, also with Roland, Browse and Delbanco, the influential London gallery of the time. Her work was exhibited in Spain and in America. Several public collections in England now hold her work.