A new exhibition has been unveiled in Glasgow to coincide with the death of one of Scotland’s most famous artists.
The showcase, which began at the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery in the last week, will celebrate the work of Scottish artist John Duncan Fergusson, one of Scotland’s most important artists of the 20th century and a key member of internationally famous Scottish Colourists, fifty years on from his death.
The exhibition focuses on Fergusson’s keen interest in France, known as the inspiration for some of his most remarkable artistic creations. It also covers the artist’s significant role in other Scottish Colourists’ connections with the country across the Channel.
On display are important works by Fergusson and fellow Colourists S.J.Peploe, G.L. Hunter and F.C.B. Cadell, who were first exhibited together in Paris in 1924 and in 1931.
Ac cording to Sarah Skinner, the curator, highlights include three paintings, which are on exhibition in the UK for the first time since their acquisition by the French government in 1931.