This beautifully illustrated hardback book tells the story the Scottish Colourists – Samuel John Peploe, John Duncan Fergusson, Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell and George Leslie Hunter, acknowledged as one of the most talented, experimental and distinctive groups in 20th-century British art.
From the birth of the movement, led by Peploe and Fergusson, in the artistic ferment of Paris before the First World War, to its coming of age in the 1920s when the four artists first showed as a quartet, winning renown as masters of luminous colour and contemporary design. The story concludes with their glorious late maturity as landscape painters, entranced by the distinctive beauty of Scottish light.
James Knox is a director of the Fleming Collection. His other books include a biography of Robert Byron: Cartoons and Coronets: The Genius of Osbert Lancaster: and The Scottish Country House.