Tag "Scottish art"

Herbert James Gunn: Scottish artist inspired by his wife

Glasgow-born society artist Sir Herbert James Gunn studied briefly at the Glasgow and Edinburgh Schools of Art and in Paris. He left Paris at the outbreak of the First World War and initially joined the Artists Rifles. He subsequently received a commission in the 10th Scottish Rifles and saw active service in France. Although he became very successful as a painter of the great and the good, including the queen, among his

Claudia Massie – art for rainy days

We may as well accept that it is going to rain everyday for the rest of our natural lives and embrace the fantastically dreich work of Perthshire artist Claudia Massie. Massie is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art now based with her husband and two young children in Glenalmond. Her fabulous, distinctively Scottish, work can currently be viewed at Frames Gallery in Perth, the Ruthven Gallery in Auchterarder and

SJ Peploe: the French Connection – at St Andrews Museum

Opening this weekend at St Andrews Museum in Fife is SJ Peploe: the French Connection, an exhibition which demonstrate the influence of France and French painting on the famous Scottish Colourist’s work. Samuel Peploe was born in Edinburgh in 1871. He studied art in his home city as well as in Paris. Along with contemporaries such as Fergusson, Cadell and Hunter, he took many painting trips to France where, inspired

The Fleming Collection: Made in Scotland

Sometimes referred to as an ’embassy for Scottish art’, The Fleming Collection in London’s Mayfair is reputedly the most significant collection of Scottish art in private hands, comprising over 750 oils and watercolours from 1770 to the present. There are Raeburns, McTaggarts, works by the Glasgow Boys and the Colourists – including the Cadell above – and an ongoing programme of acquisitions focuses in particular on young Scottish artists. The Collection’s