Art Term

Scottish Colourists

Group of four Scottish artists, who were among the first to introduce the intense colour of the French fauve movement into Britain in the 1920s

J.D. Fergusson, ‘Café-Concert des Ambassadeurs’ 1907
J.D. Fergusson
Café-Concert des Ambassadeurs 1907
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Samuel John Peploe, ‘Tulips’ 1923
Samuel John Peploe
Tulips 1923
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Leslie Hunter, ‘Kitchen Utensils’ c.1914–8
Leslie Hunter
Kitchen Utensils c.1914–8
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The artists were Francis Cadell, Leslie Hunter, Samuel Peploe and J.D. Fergusson – who was the leading figure.

Fergusson visited Paris regularly from the 1890s on and then lived there from 1907–14. The experience of that close contact with the avant-garde art scene in Paris stayed with him all his life.

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