Houston, John Adam

BORN 25 Dec 1802, Gwydr Castle, North Wales - DIED 1884, London: Kensington
BIRTH NAME Houston, John Adam Plimmer
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (141/4 (29506), behind Hastings Parker mausoleum)

John Adam Houston descended from the Nasmyth clan of artists. He was educated at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh where Sir William Allan was his teacher. He also studied in Paris and Germany. Because of family matters he returned to Edinburgh in 1841 and there he worked as a professional painter.

He is known for large canvasses depicting the English Civil War, but also for the landscapes that he painted on the continent.


The grave of John Adam Houston at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (25 Mar 2016)


Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997

Howard, Harriet, Comtesse de Beauregard

Published: 25 May 2019
Last update: 20 Apr 2022