John Henry Lorimer (1856 – 1936) was a Scottish painter who worked on portraits and genre scenes of everyday life.

He was educated at Edinburgh Academy, Edinburgh University and in 1875 at the Royal Scottish Academy. He continued his studies in Paris at the atelier of Carolus – Duran and between 1877 and 1891 he travelled in Spain, Italy and Algiers.  

In 1882 he was elected an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy and made a full academician in 1900.

Lorimer produced 400 oil paintings and was considered as a flower painter, portraitist, genre painter and landscapist interested in watercolour.