JOHNSTONE, Anne Grahame

1928 - 1998

Anne Johnstone

Born at Marylebone, London on 1 June 1928, twin daughter of Edward Grahame Johnstone (1899-1946) and his wife Doris Clare née Zinkeisen [q.v.], who married at Marylebone in 1927. Her mother was an artist as was Anne's twin sister Janet Grahame Johnstone [q.v.]. In she was living at Matts House, Brixworth, Northamptonshire with the Zinkeisen's and she attended the Heathfield School in Ascot, Berkshire during World War II, her artistic bent nurtured both at home and at school and after the war attended St Martin's School of Art in London, where she studied period clothing styles. After which she collaborated in illustrating several books, including 'The Bible', Children's Classics and popular books such as 'The Hundred and One Dalmations'. Her other projects included working for the BBC on 'Andy Pandy' and on the aborted theme park 'Anderson's World' in Denmark. before moving to Suffolk in 1966. Following the death of her sister Janet in 1979, she took over her animal drawing, which had be Janet's forte, and on her own in the 1980s, Anne produced many fine illustrations particularly notable books she illustrated were the editions of 'Peter Pan' and 'The Water Babies', published by Award Publications. She became an expert in 19th-century military uniforms and often worked as an heraldic artist through the College of Armsin and in 1998 elected to the Society of Equestrian Artists. Anne died of liver cancer at her home in Badingham, Suffolk on 25 May 1998 and had continued to work until two days before her death, like her sister she was unmarried.




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