This exhibition brings together a true blaze of colour in the work of four artists who collectively became known as the Scottish Colourists.
The show is a comprehensive survey of paintings by SJ Peploe (1871-1935), JD Fergusson (1874-1961), GL Hunter (1877-1931) and FCB Cadell (1871-1935).
The Scottish Colourists are now amongst the most admired of early 20th-century British artists. Their early appreciation of continental developments injected a modernist verve into their paintings, which put them ahead of almost all their British contemporaries. During their lifetime they developed an international reputation, exhibiting in London, Paris and New York, as well as Scotland.
In the last 35 years, there has been a dramatic revival of interest in their work, and the exhibition includes over 40 paintings and drawings which represent the favoured subjects of the four artists, such as still-life, portraiture, the female nude, landscape and urban scenes. In addition to the paintings and drawings, the exhibition also features sketchbooks, notebooks and related memorabilia in the form of press-cuttings and photographs.