The Scottish Colourist Series - SJ Peploe


13/07/2013 - 19/10/2013

This summer the Gallery is delighted to host a magnificent exhibition of the work of one of Scotland's best loved artists, SJ Peploe. His beautifully composed still-lifes and stunning French and Scottish landscapes feature in this selection of 70 works from the Peploe retrospective at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Samuel John Peploe was the eldest and most successful of the four artists popularly known as 'The Scottish Colourists', along with FCB Cadell, JD Fergusson and GL Hunter. He is most celebrated for his still lifes, depicting a selection of props, including roses and tulips, which were placed in an infinite variety of combinations and painted in the studio. The care which Peploe lavished on his still lifes contrasts with the more spontaneous technique with which he created his stunning French and Scottish landscapes, painted en plein air from 1896.

The exhibition is accompanied by a lavishly illustrated catalogue based on new research and a series of special events for all ages, which will take place during its three month showing in the city. This exhibition was organised by the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh.

The Scottish Colourist Series - SJ Peploe