A graduate of the University of Michigan, David Johnston worked off-Broadway
and in summer stock as a scenic designer. He moved to Paris in 1963 to focus on his own art. His first exhibition outside
the United States was at the Maison de la Culture in Amiens, France in 1966. Other exhibitions followed in Italy, Germany,
Switzerland, England, and France
In 1975, he returned to the US but has continued to exhibit in Europe as well
as in the US, in both one-man and group settings. A resident of Montclair (NJ) since 1978, Johnston had a solo exhibition
at the Montclair Art Museum in 1980. His most recent one-man show at the Noyes Museum (NJ) was his 41st solo exhibition.