HOUSTON, John Adam (1812-1884)
Born, Gwydir Castle, Wales, to James and Susannah Muir Houston of Ireland; moved with his family to Edinburgh, c. 1820 where he began his art studies; pursued further studies in Paris and German, prior to returning to Edinburgh where he launched his career as a watercolorist; early success lead to his being made an Associate of the Royal Society of Art in 1841 and a full Associate in 1844; married Caroline Amelia McLean (b. 1830, Edinburgh) c. 1850; one daughter, Caroline Amelia Houston, (b. 1851, Edinburgh) born in 1851; removed to London, 1858 where he remained in residence for the rest of his career; first from a studio at 13 Charlotte Street, and then, after 1863, from a studio at Upper Phillimor
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