John Duncan Fergusson (paperback)

National Galleries of Scotland
Alice Strang, Elizabeth Cumming and Sheila McGregor
Page count:
128 printed pages
Item Size:
24.5 x 26.5 cm

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This book illustrates the work of Scottish artist John Duncan Ferguson offers a fascinating insight into an artist who was part of the Scottish Colourists. It accompanied the first major retrospective of the artist's work which was held at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Includes essays by Alice Strang, Elizabeth Cumming and Sheila McGregor which offer a fascinating new insight into a Scottish artist of international standing. This publication reasserts the artist’s place as a key figure in twentieth-century art.

J. D. Fergusson, one of the four artists collectively known as ‘the Scottish Colourists’, the others being Cadell, Hunter and Peploe.  Fergusson lived in Paris from 1907 until 1913 where, more than any of his Scottish contemporaries, he embraced and developed the latest advances in French painting by artists including Derain, Matisse and Picasso.

Fergusson is most celebrated for depictions of the female form, but he also painted landscapes in England, France and Scotland, that were of great significance and exhibited sculptures for over thirty years.