This display is about a group of four artists who brought a colourful French style to Scottish painting at the beginning of the 20th century.
These four painters all painted in a free and vigorous manner using bright colours with little attention to detail:
- John Duncan Fergusson
- Samuel J Peploe
- Francis C B Cadell, and
- George Leslie Hunter.
Their style was influenced by travelling to France and studying the work of French artists such as:
- Matisse, and
Their vital contribution to Scottish art lasted from about 1900 until 1930.
Paintings by all four artists are represented in the display, including:
- Cadell’s Interior – the orange blind, and
- Fergusson’s The pink parasol: Bertha Case.