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John Glashan

 
     
   
  Why Me?  
     
  lithograph ed. 150, 21 x 30in 54 x 76cm  
     

 

John Glashan

Born in Glasgow and the son of a portrait painter, McGlashan studied painting at the Glasgow School of Art after national service in the army. He moved to London with the intention of making a living from painting portraits, but was unable to do so. After switching to cartooning and illustrating he curtailed his name to "Glashan".

Glashan's cartoons appeared in a number of magazines and various London newspapers. His original prints often feature fantastical gothic architecture and landscapes with an aspect of the surreal in a striking and distinctive style.