STEWART-BOWMAN JOHNSON

STEWART-BOWMAN JOHNSON

Stewart-Bowman Johnson

Stewart Bowman Johnson was born in Glasgow in 1938. His parents lived in the same area of Glasgow that Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the famous Scottish architect and artist was born in and this may have been a major influence on the young Stewart Johnson. After secondary education Stewart became a student at Glasgow School of Art and Design. Like other students at this august seat of learning, Stewart benefited from the atmosphere created by working in a building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

It was while still a student that Stewart began to exhibit some of his work. The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art held annual exhibitions and Stewart's work was exhibited alongside some of the renowned and respected artists of the fifties and early sixties in Glasgow. Having graduated Stewart began experimenting with new styles and materials and built up a substantial body of work to exhibit. Around the same time he married Edna Amelia Evans and their first child, Circe Helen Rachel, was born in 1963.

It was a year later that Stewart had his first one-man exhibition in the tea rooms of the Citizens Theatre in the Gorbals District of Glasgow. The exhibition was a financial and critical success and Stewart was thus encouraged to pursue his art further and for the rest of his life. Throughout the years since he first exhibited in 1961, Stewart has found favour with the media and art critics in the UK and abroad. He now lives and works in Paphos, Cyprus and continues to exhibit in various locations on the island.

EXHIBITIONS AT GALLERY FORZA 9

CYPRUS LIGHT by Stewart Bowman Johnson
27 Apr 2008 until 07 May 2008
FORZA 9 Gallery, Polis Chrysochous

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