Robert Houston, (1891 - 1942)
Robert Houston was born in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire in June 1891. He studied at Glasgow School of Art and was a painter in oils and watercolours of landscapes and figurative subjects. He was also a noted aquatintist and designed and executed railway posters. He was elected to membership of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours in 1936 and exhibited widely, showing 6 works at the Royal Academy, 8 at the Royal Scottish Academy, 11 at the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours,) and 34 at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts.