John Lawson was a Glasgow landscape painter.
Lawson exhibited at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Royal Scottish Academy, Glasgow Insitute of the Fine Arts, Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham, Manchester City Gallery and Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. He was among those Glasgow painters who in 1891 appended their names to a list requesting that the Corporation of Glasgow buy Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137) (#12326).
Johnson, J., and A. Gruetzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940 Woodbridge, 1980.