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Choose your favourite theme to explore the collection. Focus on the work of a school such as the Scottish Colourists or explore the infinite variety of Scotland’s landscapes or the history and range of work by women artists. 

The four artists known as the Scottish Colourists, S.J.Peploe, J.D. Fergusson, Leslie Hunter, and F.C.B. Cadell are acknowledged as one of the most talented, experimental and distinctive groups in twentieth century British art.

Luxembourg Gardens. Samuel John Peploe

The Scottish Colourists

One of Scotland’s great mid-century artists, Anne Redpath reveals her debt to early modern French painting in her landscapes, interiors and still lifes depicted in simple colour harmonies. One of Scotland’s indomitable travelling artists, Redpath roved Europe in search of inspiring and delightful subjects.

Rayonanthus on a Pale Blue Ground. Anne Redpath

Anne Redpath

Explore the wonders of Scottish landscape and art. Visit the dramatic scenes of highland grandeur captured by the Victorians, experience Scotland’s unique light and atmosphere through the dazzling technique of the Glasgow Boys and the Colourists, and immerse yourself in the stirring vision of the moderns such Joan Eardley’s storm tossed seas.

The Boddin, Angus. David Young Cameron

Landscapes

The generation of radical painters, who rebelled against Victorian theatrical landscapes, in favour of depicting the tough reality of rural life. Greatly influenced by French realist painters, the Glasgow Boys and Girls won international recognition for their innovative vision.

Fieldworkers. Flora Macdonald Reid

The Glasgow Boys and Girls

Explore the outstanding work of women artists, starting with radical Glasgow Girl, Flora Macdonald Reid’s 1883 Fieldworkers. Landmarks include the 1920s portraits by Dorothy Johnston and Cecile Walton, while the holdings of mid-century greats Joan Eardley, Anne Redpath and Elizabeth Blackadder are not to be missed. Alison Watt and Sam Ainsley are stand out contemporaries.

Winter Sea III. Joan Eardley

Women Artists

Explore the watercolours in the Fleming Collection and discover the history of Scottish art. From David Wilkie’s lightening sketches of historical events, to travellers’ picturesque scenes, to innovators’ experimental sketches to accurate topographical drawing and edgy works of imagination, the medium of watercolour has inspired Scotland’s greatest artists.

The Rooster. Edwin Alexander

Watercolours

The four artists known as the Scottish Colourists, S.J.Peploe, J.D. Fergusson, Leslie Hunter, and F.C.B. Cadell are acknowledged as one of the most talented, experimental and distinctive groups in twentieth century British art.

Luxembourg Gardens. Samuel John Peploe

The Scottish Colourists

One of Scotland’s great mid-century artists, Anne Redpath reveals her debt to early modern French painting in her landscapes, interiors and still lifes depicted in simple colour harmonies. One of Scotland’s indomitable travelling artists, Redpath roved Europe in search of inspiring and delightful subjects.

Rayonanthus on a Pale Blue Ground. Anne Redpath

Anne Redpath

Explore the wonders of Scottish landscape and art. Visit the dramatic scenes of highland grandeur captured by the Victorians, experience Scotland’s unique light and atmosphere through the dazzling technique of the Glasgow Boys and the Colourists, and immerse yourself in the stirring vision of the moderns such Joan Eardley’s storm tossed seas.

The Boddin, Angus. David Young Cameron

Landscapes

The generation of radical painters, who rebelled against Victorian theatrical landscapes, in favour of depicting the tough reality of rural life. Greatly influenced by French realist painters, the Glasgow Boys and Girls won international recognition for their innovative vision.

Fieldworkers. Flora Macdonald Reid

The Glasgow Boys and Girls

Explore the outstanding work of women artists, starting with radical Glasgow Girl, Flora Macdonald Reid’s 1883 Fieldworkers. Landmarks include the 1920s portraits by Dorothy Johnston and Cecile Walton, while the holdings of mid-century greats Joan Eardley, Anne Redpath and Elizabeth Blackadder are not to be missed. Alison Watt and Sam Ainsley are stand out contemporaries.

Winter Sea III. Joan Eardley

Women Artists

Explore the watercolours in the Fleming Collection and discover the history of Scottish art. From David Wilkie’s lightening sketches of historical events, to travellers’ picturesque scenes, to innovators’ experimental sketches to accurate topographical drawing and edgy works of imagination, the medium of watercolour has inspired Scotland’s greatest artists.

The Rooster. Edwin Alexander

Watercolours