This exhibition features masterpieces from the renowned collection of Scottish art.

The Scottish Colourists were a group of four painters whose post-Impressionist work had far-reaching influence on contemporary British art and culture. SJ Peploe, JD Fergusson, George Leslie Hunter, and FCB Cadell were four of the first artists in Europe to engage with the creative upheavals taking place in France at the turn of the 20th century, which saw the birth of modern art. The Colourists did not forget their Scottish roots especially in their brilliance at conveying the unique beauty of Scottish landscape, marking them out as French-inspired artists with a singular Scottish identity.

This show presents the work and influences of the Scottish Colourists, centred on masterworks from the renowned Fleming Collection which is the finest collection of Scottish art outside public museums and institutions.

Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL

01539 722464


Opening times

March - October
Mon - Sat: 10.30am - 5pm
Sun from Jul to 8 Sep

November - February
Mon - Sat: 10.30am - 4pm

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