John Young Johnstone
John Young Johnstone was born in Montreal in 1887. He began his artistic studies at the Art Association of Montreal under the teachings of William Brymer from 1905 to 1910. He then flew to Paris, where he continued at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and follows the workshops of the artist Lucien Simon.
He became a member of the Royal Academy of Canada in 1920. The landscapes of France, Belgium and Quebec are his main sources of inspiration.
Several works by John Y. Johnstone were acquired by the government of Quebec. One of them is part of the collection of the Musée des beaux-arts de Québec.
He moved to Cuba in 1930 and died the same year in Havana.