A major retrospective of the Arbroath-born artist William Littlejohn, who died in 2006, is being held in The Meffan in Forfar and Arbroath Library Gallery.
The exhibition marks the passing of a Scottish art luminary and consists of artworks and artefacts from the Royal Scottish Academy’s collection.
Born in Arbroath in 1929, Mr Littlejohn studied fine art at Dundee College of Art and during his career was a teacher at Arbroath High School and lecturer in, then head of, fine art at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen.
The recurrent themes in his work link directly to the north-east coastline, but he was also attracted to Japanese art and in 1984 he was awarded an RSA Gillies Award to travel to Japan.
He was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1973, the Royal Glasgow Institute in 1989, and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1990.
He has had several one-man exhibitions in Scotland and England and his paintings are in many private and public collections, including HM The Queen, Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Bank of Scotland and Edinburgh and Aberdeen Universities.
On his death, the artist left the entire contents of his studio to the Royal Scottish Academy. The collection offers many insights into his long and productive career.
As well as a number of oils, watercolours and drawings, it contains a wealth of sketch-books, notebooks and objects which appear in his paintings.
The retrospective will also feature a talk by Colin Greenslade, programme director at the Royal Scottish Academy, at Arbroath Library Gallery on July 5, at 2pm.
The exhibition at The Meffan will run from April 24 to May 22, then moves to Arbroath Art Gallery from June 12 to July 10.