This exhibition charts the Scottish Colourists’ careers from their early experimentalism under the sway of Whistler and Manet through to their mature works.
The four artists known as the Scottish Colourists, SJPeploe, JD Fergusson, Leslie Hunter, and FCB Cadell are acknowledged as one of the most talented, experimental and distinctive groups in 20th-century British art. However they did not emerge as a quartet until their Glasgow dealer staged the first group show in Paris in 1924, turning a loose affiliation of friends bound by common artistic goals into a movement.
This exhibition showcases works from the Fleming Collection which began life in 1968 as a way of brightening up the new office of the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co Ltd in London. Today, the Fleming Collection is considered the finest collection of Scottish art comprising over 600 works from the 17th century to the present day.