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Ian Houston (born 1934)

Ian Houston (born 1934)

Ian Houston produces distinctive landscape and marine paintings – in oil, watercolour and acrylic – that capture the atmosphere of East Anglia and beyond in a brilliantly impressionistic style. He is the latest in a long tradition of landscape painting that leads through his mentor, Edward Seago, to Alfred Munnings and Bertram Priestman, and back to John Constable and the Norwich School.

Ian Houston was born in Gravesend, Kent, on 24 September 1934, the son of Angus Houston and his wife, Florence (née Reddish). Showing a great talent for music while studying at St Lawrence College, Ramsgate, he went on, in 1950, to train at the Royal College of Music, London. Soon after, he began a part-time course in painting at St Martin’s School of Art, and eventually decided to relinquish a promising career as a concert pianist in favour of painting. He began exhibiting in London in 1956, and a year later met the artist, Edward Seago, while showing at the wildlife specialists, Tryon Gallery.

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