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The Scottish Colourists 1900–1930

The Scottish Colourists 1900–1930

By (author) Philip Long
With Elizabeth Cumming


Publishing 12th Sep 2022
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    • A revised edition of a perennially popular book covering the lives and work of the four artists known as the Scottish Colourists
    • Completely new design including a fresh new cover to give this popular title a new, modern feel
    • An updated bibliography, divided up by artist, lists the research that has been done on each artist since the book was originally published
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    F.C.B. Cadell, J.D. Fergusson, G.L. Hunter and S.J. Peploe are now among the most admired of early 20th-century British artists. Their direct contact with French Post-Impressionism and their early knowledge of the work of Matisse and the Fauves encouraged them to produce paintings which are considered some of the most progressive in British art of the early 20th century.

    During their lifetime the Colourists developed an international reputation, exhibiting in Paris, London and New York as well as Scotland. Since their deaths they have often been overlooked in histories of British art but, in the last 20 years, there has been a dramatic revival of interest in their work.

    Featuring essays describing the artists’ lives and their involvement with the avant garde in Paris in the early years of the 20th century, this book is richly illustrated with over 100 of the Colourists’ most stylish and inventive paintings.

    This revised edition has a completely refreshed design and cover as well as an updated bibliography.

    About the Author

    Philip Long is the Chief Executive of the National Trust for Scotland. He was previously director of the V&A Dundee and is a former senior curator at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

    Elizabeth Cumming is an art historian and freelance curator who lives and works in Edinburgh. Her books include The Arts and Crafts Movement (co-author), Thames and Hudson’s World of Art series and exhibition books, Glasgow 1900: Art and Design for the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and Phoebe Anna Traquair for the National Galleries of Scotland.

    National Galleries of Scotland
    Publish date
    12th Sep 2022
    298 mm x 244 mm
    152 Pages
    100 color
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