Scottish Colourists: Masterpieces of Art
Author(s): Susan Grange
Year published: 2019
Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 128
Illustrations: 84 colour illustrations
Inspired by the works of French Post-Impressionist and Fauvist artists, the Scottish Colourists (Samuel Peploe, J.D. Fergusson, Leslie Hunter and F.C.B. Cadell) introduced 1920s Britain to a whole new style of painting.
While they did not regard themselves as a collective, they are known for their bold use of colour, vigorous brushwork and affinity for painting en plein air. Though each had a distinct style and focus, they were united by pioneering efforts to buck the prevailing artistic conventions of their time, creating works of art that burst with life and beauty. With over 80 images and a broad introduction, this is a fine addition to Flame Tree’s ever-increasing series on painting and illustration, Masterpieces of Art.